Karis Erwin posted an articleThe Alliance has drafted a plan to address injustice and improved diversity and inclusion see more
UPDATE: As of 12/20/2020, this action plan has been officially adopted. You can read the full plan here.
Strategy for Equity and Justice
As part of enacting the shared values of Ukraine RPCVs, the Alliance has drafted an action plan to elevate and support RPCV efforts toward racial justice and improved diversity and inclusion practices within Peace Corps Ukraine. We fervently believe that doing so is not only vital for the safety and wellbeing of Volunteers, but also for the development of a democratic, inclusive, and globally-connected Ukraine and RPCV community. Racism and bigotry pose additional challenges and dangers to life at home and during service, especially for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Volunteers. The three main cornerstones of this plan are:
- Improving our Board to better serve the Alliance
- Prioritizing advocacy
- Building equity into our actions and programming
Please read the complete draft action plan and comment your feedback directly on the document. A final version will be adopted in the coming monthly Board meetings.