10 June 2020 ¦ Geneva
We, the staff of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Youngster Health (PMNCH), are appalled by the violent loss of life of George Floyd. His and so quite a few other fatalities and injustices are reminders of insidious and systemic racism that exists in the United States and in all international locations all around the world.
Discrimination and exclusion dependent on race, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation and gender id and other grounds are normally the underlying driver of inequities confronted by gals, little ones and adolescents, infringing on their legal rights and dignity and major to broad disparities in well being and effectively-becoming.
This is at the incredibly heart of PMNCH’s mandate and what we strive toward in all our perform: to attain the maximum normal of health and fitness as a fundamental suitable of every single human becoming. And still we understand that, as men and women, as an group, and as an alliance of above 1,000 partners in 192 international locations, we can and ought to do more.
We are committed to greater equipping ourselves as folks and as an organization to handle all forms of racism, discrimination and inequity in all our get the job done. We are also dedicated to actively confronting implicit biases, dangerous stereotypes and energy dynamics that however exist inside the international wellness and progress sector, and to actively fostering a much more assorted and inclusive ecosystem.
We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and commit to embarking on our very own journey to develop into much better allies in the around the globe fight in opposition to all sorts of discrimination, inequity and injustice.