Black Lives Matter: Short Statement
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SUPPORT TO WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY
WATFORD WOMEN’S CENTRE STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND ALL THOSE WHO SEEK TO ERADICATE INJUSTICE ACROSS THE GLOBE. WE RECOGNISE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL RACISM ON LIFE CHANCES ACROSS HEALTH, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
WATFORD WOMEN’S CENTRE WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER ISSUES OF INTERSECTIONALITY IN OUR APPROACH TO EQUALITY AND FEMINISM AND ARE COMMITTED TO AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE WORK THAT WE DO.
Examine our privilege
We will review our policies and recruitment practices to ensure more diversity in our leadership and management
Promote the rights of marginalised women
We will always take an intersectional approach to women's rights and promote an understanding of this approach throughout our organisation
Listen and Learn
We will work directly with diverse women and meaningfully engage black women in service development and implementation
Support and empower
We will amplify the voices of marginalised women by facilitating safe spaces where they can feel empowered to speak freely
We will be posting a series of talks/podcasts and articles on Black Lives Matter. Please join us in the movement.