Time to Decolonise Aid is our latest report
About the Report
In November 2020, Peace Direct, Adeso, the Alliance for Peacebuilding and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security held a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decision- makers, academics, journalists and practitioners across the globe. Participants and guest contributors exchanged insights and local experiences on the current power dynamics and imbalances that exist within the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors.
They discussed how structural racism manifests itself in their work, and how they envision a decolonised system that is truly inclusive and responds to their needs. The consultation received more than 350 detailed comments across nine discussion threads. This report presents the findings and recommendations from that consultation.Download the full report in English
The report is available in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Urdu, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.
Illustrations by Nash Weerasekera // The Jacky Winter Group
Peace Direct has updated the Time to Decolonise Aid full report (English only) after regretfully being informed of six instances of plagiarism within the first edition. Details of the changes can be found on page 2, of the Second Edition.
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