Building on the incredible wave of support for the #WDP36 initiative that was started by Dr Rebecca Sindall in the run up to the World Conference on Drowning Prevention. Dr Sindall has been writing again, offering advice to men.
Over the years that we have been involved in the world of lifesaving and drowning prevention, we’ve noticed an enormous discrepancy between the groups of people who are most at risk (mostly poor, mostly black, mostly young) and the people who hold the positions of power within the global drowning prevention community (mostly rich, mostly white, mostly old).
We believe that if we are going to have an impact as a global community, then the people who are most at risk, and the people who are working directly with them need to have a presence at the top levels, and more importantly, they need to have a voice. Whilst the “How to be an ally” blog post is mainly written from the perspective of supporting women to gain access to further opportunities, that blog is relevant to any disadvantaged group.
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