At MSF Southern Africa, we’re working to dismantle structural racism that stems from colonialism and the racialised legacy of the aid sector to become an anti-racist organisation.
We recognise the injustice of structural racism - it is what pushes us to make a radical and permanent change. We are now focused on changing the policies, practices and behaviours that keep structural racism in place in our organisation and international movement.
We also acknowledge the damage, hurt and disadvantage that structural racism has traced in the lives of colleagues of colour and our patients. For this, we express deep regret, and we are profoundly sorry.
In August 2020, at MSF Southern Africa, we started our journey to dismantle the structural racism in our midst with the help of an independent organisation, Reos Partners. We have established empowered working groups that developed an agenda for change, delivering clear recommendations on seven workstreams identified through collective consultations.