Race

White men in politics - who needs us?

White men in politics - who needs us?

In Brazil, 63% of elected representatives in Congress are white men, which is a group that makes up just 22% of the population. Pedro Telles argues that white men like him certainly have a role in politics - but not in the space they currently dominate.

Intersectionality, Activist Organising and Sisters Uncut

Intersectionality, Activist Organising and Sisters Uncut

To understand how campaigning movements contest power relations and social inequalities, we must focus not only on their public actions, but also how they address inequalities within their own spaces, write Dr Armine Ishkanian and Anita Peña Saavedra

Dispossession: a history of inequality and the British Empire

Dispossession: a history of inequality and the British Empire

Inequality has a long history, entrenched by policies set in motion by the colonising British Empire. Bev Skeggs gives a brief overview of how dispossession and removal of rights took hold in the UK and across the Empire.

Diversity is not about numbers (but even that would be a start)

Diversity is not about numbers (but even that would be a start)

Whether you are funding culture, climate or human rights, different people bring different perspectives. To have a workforce with a range of backgrounds brings fresh ideas, insight and networks. However Rose Longhurst, 2017-18 Atlantic Fellow, discovered a surprising resistance to the concept at a recent conference.

IWD - Funding our inseparable struggles

IWD - Funding our inseparable struggles

If you visit this year’s International Women’s Day website, which I encourage everyone to do, you will be prompted to make a pledge to #PressforProgress. The 2018 theme recognizes the gains women have made, while also acknowledging the progress still needed to reach true gender parity. As I think about the one way (and there are many) I would like to see philanthropy live this year’s theme, it is simple: apply an intersectional lens to our women and girls work.