A new ‘Workforce Development and Leadership’ Programme Report, commissioned by The Drive Partnership (Drive), sets out key recommendations to build capacity and confidence among professionals from racialised communities working across the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector.
Recognising a lack of diversity and support for professionals from racialised communities as
a prominent issue across the VAWG sector, Drive commissioned HOPE Training and
Consultancy to conduct research into the views and experiences of nearly 50 frontline staff
from racialised communities and over 40 sector leaders.
“Working with The Drive Partnership has enabled us to review existing practices and produce recommendations that will empower everyone working across the VAWG sector to start tackling this sector-wide issue. By listening to views and experiences, we can ensure that all professionals from racialised communities have equitable access to leadership and development opportunities and that those already in leadership positions are equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead change.” Meena Kumari, Founder & Director of HOPE Training and Consultancy.