ActionAid UK trustees’ statement on trans inclusion

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We recognise the specific discrimination that trans women and girls face. ActionAid UK also believes that both sex- and gender-based discrimination are deeply embedded in the patriarchal structures operating in the countries ActionAid works in.

We take the topic of inclusion very seriously; however, trustees have not yet had the opportunity to discuss a trans inclusion policy in relation to the organisation’s charitable mission working with women and girls in the world's poorest countries.

Trustees are committed to doing so. These are complex issues that require consideration and consultation with our stakeholders and rights-holders. 

ActionAid is committed to being an inclusive organisation for everyone and we are working with our staff, stakeholders and rights-holders to develop clear policies that recognise the rights and needs of everyone.

We do not believe this can be done with the respect it deserves over social media.