We strive to be a force for positive change in the humanitarian community. We stand in solidarity with black communities and people of colour. We share the outrage of the global community at the death of George Floyd and wholeheartedly support the global protests for Black Lives Matter.
Racism, power and privilege are embedded in the aid sector’s culture and structures that we are part of and interact with, but we are dedicated to transforming our current reality and committed to being an anti-racist organisation. This involves both an honest examination of how our work reinforces existing inequity, as well as proactively working with others to address structural and systemic racism in our sector.
But we’re not yet where we need to be.
We have developed a set of strategic commitments to anti-racism and are working on our detailed action plan to realise these as an organisational priority.
This action plan will be published here on our website very soon and we will regularly share our progress and continued learning with the humanitarian community. In the meantime, we will continue to listen and learn, educating ourselves on equity and inclusion – something made possible thanks to anti-racism advocates, such as the #BlackLivesMatter movement and #CharitySoWhite.
We are one organisation, yet through partnership and collaboration we can amplify and accelerate change for a better future.
We are working to embed and champion active anti-racism in our organisation and the humanitarian sector, and make the following commitments:
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