Adoption Of Anti-Colonial Practices
The White Ribbon team took part in a Kairos Blanket Exercise to expand our knowledge of the historical impact of colonization and how it fuels gender-based violence and discrimination against Indigenous people. It was a moving and transformative day for the team, and it helped strengthen our resolve to intensify our anti-colonial practices within all aspects of our work.
We explored the White Ribbon’s evolution as a movement and organization over the past three decades, key learnings, achievements, and tensions of engaging men and boys in gender justice and preventing gender-based violence. We put our values to the test, further unpacking their meaning and how to more deeply integrate them into our everyday practice. We then started our strategic planning process by applying these insights and anti-colonial learnings.
In striving towards reconciliation and decolonization, we will be mindful and diligent in our work with Indigenous people and communities. We will be guided by the voice of Indigenous people and advocate for their inherent rights. We will respect the traditional land of Indigenous nations. As an act of decolonization, we will explore and understand traditional protocols; reflect on our intentions and build relationships with nations.
Stay tuned for the launch of our next strategic plan for 2023-2026 in early 2023!