19 June 2020
ACEVO and Voice4Change England have recently released their report - Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector.
Home Truths is not a report that asks if there is a problem with ‘race’ equity in the charity sector. It has long been known that there is an under-representation of BAME people working in the charity sector, and that under-representation is worse in senior leadership roles. Instead, in this report we have sought to reframe the ‘diversity’ debate, saying that racism is a significant and unresolved issue in the charity sector just as it is in the rest of society.
Home Truths is based on the experiences shared with us by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people working in the charity sector. As such its findings will already be known to many of our BAME colleagues who have experienced racism and discrimination in their charity careers.
Read the report here - https://www.acevo.org.uk/reports/home-truths/
Apart from reading the report you can also listen to a special podcast episode (follow above link) , in which Kristiana Wrixon – head of policy at ACEVO – talks to Dr. Sanjiv Lingayah, lead author and Voice4Change England associate, and Sufina Ahmad, director at John Ellerman Foundation and a member of the ACEVO race advisory group, about the making of the report as well as their personal impressions about the findings and recommendations.