White feminists’ views on Shamima Begum are a failure for all young women of colour

Reaction to the news of Shamima Begum’s loss of her son are still lacking in humanity and empathy, even from white feminists, and as Shaista Aziz writes, that has a real impact on young women of colour A young 19-year-old teenage mother born in Bethnal Green London has lost her third child in the space… Read More

Comic Relief and Stacey Dooley’s responses to David Lammy betray deeper issues in the aid sector

Shaista Aziz and Alexia Pepper de Caires of NGO Safe Space discuss how Comic Relief and Stacey Dooley’s insensitive response to David Lammy’s discussion of th white savour complex in the aid sector betrays deeper issues in many NGOs What does Stacey Dooley’s insensitive Twitter invite to David Lammy MP to visit ‘Africa’ have to do with decades… Read More

An Open Letter to Amnesty International from NGO Safe Space

Alexia Pepper de Caires and Shaista Aziz of NGO Safe Space respond to Amnesty International Netherlands’ recent refugee campaign with an open letter. Dear Amnesty, As a global leader on human rights, women, gender-queer/ non-binary people and men around the world support your work. They join you to act in solidarity with oppressed people in the… Read More