Diversity Perspectives is a new initiative developed by Oxford Against Cutting to support other groups and charities to ensure training materials (such as workshop plans and handouts) are suitable for the intended audience from an intersectional perspective. Our primary focus is a perspective of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and we bring a wealth of practitioner and academic experience around gender and other individual characteristics.
This consultancy was born following requests from partners for our specialist team to review their resources from a multi-lensed perspective, to ensure materials are culturally sensitive, gender-appropriate, and user-friendly for all ages and abilities.
We review documentation as a team and agree on suggestions for improvements, focusing on the use of language/text/narrative and images, as well as the general application to the target audience.
Our team currently represents 8 different cultural groups and has specialisations in a wide range of issues, including gender, abuse, and health, as well as equality and diversity.
Feedback from Chloe Purcell, Director of SAFE:
“The team at Oxford Against Cutting worked with us to do a BAED Perspective review of some of the material we use in our work in schools with SafeStories. It was really helpful to have an independent and expert board review the material that we had put together with a mind to diversity and inclusivity. They produced a helpful review document that identified areas of good practice and areas for reflection and improvement. We would definitely consider consulting them with the development of any of our future material.”
Please contact Hauwa Suleiman at email@example.com to request a review of your materials by our team.