What is Communities against violence?
Communities against violence is a coalition of black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations formed during the August riots. Communities against violence seeks to not only understand the causes of the unrest, but also to use our shared experiences of working with some of the most deprived and poorly represented communities to:
- limit the likelihood of future outbreaks of violence.
- ensure our children and young people are safe and secure
- address the economic and social challenges being faced by many in the areas experiencing the worst of the violence.
To sign up to Communities against violence, please email Kat Nower
Communities against violence position statements
Communities against violence is a coalition of black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations formed during the August riots.
The Race Equality Foundation released a number of statements during and in response to the riots:
- Communities against violence: Our response to recent violence [192kb PDF]
- Calls to cut HB are ‘knee-jerk reaction’: Statement from Lara Oyedele, Odu-Dua Housing Association [183kb PDF]
- Parenting, discipline and the riots in England: Our response to the issue of ‘parental discipline’ in the London riots [173kb PDF]
- Justice and human rights in the aftermath of the riots: Email to Equalities and Human Rights Commission [172kb PDF]
- Smacking and the riots: Response to David Lammy, MP [182kb PDF]