Anti-racism statement

IWF stands in unity with all who experience racism and discrimination. As a team, we are committed to better understanding the systemic racism and inequality that is experienced in the everyday lives of Black and minority ethnic people.

IWF affirm explicitly our commitment to being an anti-racism organisation. We acknowledge that racism causes significant harm and can be both conscious and unintentional. As an anti-racism organisation, we challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we may discover and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this purposeful process.

Addressing racism requires courage, respect and compassion and may not always be or seek to be comfortable.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to racism and condemn all racist and discriminatory behaviour. We are committed to challenging and preventing structural racism within every aspect of our work.

We commit to:

  • Affirm our identity, explicitly and publicly, as an anti-racism organisation;
  • Employ individual and organisational exploration and examination of bias, advantage, and oppression to continually learn about and dismantle racism and all its impacts;
  • Reflect our anti-racism in the culture of our organisation through our policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Encourage job and Trustee applicants from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds.