Imkaan at the Golden Globes

RISE are working with Imkaan to establish how best to deliver services to women from BME communities across Brighton and Hove.

We were delighted to see that the CEO of Imkaan was the activist guest of Emma Watson at the Golden Globes earlier in January, in recognition of the important work that they do.

Marai Larasi joined seven other female activists and organisers at the Golden Globes, including Tarana Burke, Rosa Clemente, Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramírez, Calina Lawrence, Saru Jayaraman and Billie Jean King. The women were joined by high profile actors such as Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler and Shailene Woodley, in a show of solidarity for women facing violence worldwide.

In a statement, the activists said:

“Too much of the recent press attention has been focused on perpetrators and does not adequately address the systematic nature of violence including the importance of race, ethnicity and economic status in sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.

Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions. Each of us will be highlighting legislative, community-level and interpersonal solutions that contribute to ending violence against women in all our communities. It is our hope that in doing so, we will also help to broaden conversations about the connection to power, privilege and other systemic inequalities."

You can find out more about the amazing work Imkaan does for Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ women and girls on their website here.