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New reflective article for September published

1 October 2021

A new reflective article for September has been published under the Racial Equity Social Justice (RESJ) Committee.

In ‘Hand in Hand, Purse First’, the author reflects upon their own intersectional identity and how this relates to their ongoing racial equity work. They acknowledge the pain they have caused to BIPOC colleagues through this journey, their gradual shedding of fear and their commitment to moving forward together.

Reflective articles are personal responses by selected attendees to the 2021 Racial Equity workshops led by Nikkia Young and on the intersection of DDP with racial and social justice.

Please be aware that the reflective articles may contain sensitive anecdotes and/or stories that may be upsetting and re-triggering. Their purpose is to spark inner reflection. If you are feeling moved reading them, we encourage you to journal, meditate and be with the important feelings being shared. Sitting with and truly engaging with our responses and emotions is part of the process.

We are publishing one or two each month in 2021, as a part of the ongoing work to reach out to and engage with all members of our community. This an integral component of DDPI and DDP Connects UK’s joint commitment to social justice and equity for all.

More information about the RESJ Committee can be found in our new Community section, along with the Global Development Committee.

At present the RESJ Committee are not accepting any new members. If you would like to register your future interest then please email Randy Maldonado, Committee Chair, at