Anti-racism resources

“Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent.”
― Reni Eddo-Lodge

Racism is a historical, deep-rooted problem that affects all areas of our society. We stand in solidarity beside Black and minoritised people worldwide, with a commitment to fighting for institutional change.

Within the charity sector, including in our organisation, there is much work to be done: to decolonise, be more inclusive, be more representative and to educate ourselves better. Please see for more here.

We have put together a collection of resources our team finds useful and informative for learning and unlearning. We hope you'll find them helpful too!

[Content Warning: Some resources may contain/ depict scenes of violence and sexual assault]

Anti-racism resources


Anti-racism resources

Our Commitments as an Anti-Racist Organisation

RISE is a feminist organisation, recognising the intersecting, structural inequalities, and layers of oppression that impact women from multivarious backgrounds that are the cause and consequence of violence and abuse.


Our CEO Jo Gough is a member of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), who offer advocacy and resources to support civil society leaders to make the biggest difference possible.

Jo has publicly committed to the following eight ACEVO principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership: Eight principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership – ACEVO

Anti-Racism in VAWG Working Group

RISE signed up to the Anti-Racism in VAWG Charter prior to its launch in 2020, and our staff regularly attend anti-racism training and workshops to tackle privilege, prejudice, and inequality within our sector.

Find the values and pledges we adhere to as an anti-racist organisation here: Anti-Racism Working Group (

Anti-racism resources

If this is the first time you're engaging with this work it can seem overwhelming. Don't feel as though you need to consume all the resources at once; the point is to engage with the issue in a sustained and meaningful way. So keep checking back, as we'll keep updating them. If you have anything you would like us to add to the lists, please email us at [email protected].

Anti-racism resources