Marielle Franco Working Group (GTMF)
The Marielle Franco Working Group (GTMF) was founded in May 2018, when the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) decided to expand the debate and the programs related to racial and gender diversity. The partnership with the Center for the Study of Labor Relations and Inequalities (Ceert) was fundamental in the beginning of the activities of the GTMF. Since then, the GTMF has been structured and developed officially as a focal point for the planning, organizing and logistics of affirmative actions and inclusion measures – both internally and externally – to be proposed for the organizational culture of iCS.
The mission of GTMF
is to promote racial equity and to accelerate inclusion initiatives in the institutional development of iCS, internally stimulating the reflection and the racial equality in the profile of iCS employees, with special attention to decision-making positions. Externally, it develops a practical exercise in the raising of the awareness of the supported organizations, in order to encourage reflections regarding paths and practices of diversity of gender, race and inclusion.
With the support of consultancy by Carreira Preta, the GTMF currently coordinates the construction of an institutional policy of racial diversity and equity. This is transversal to the operating areas of iCS, with impacts on the organizations operating in the climate agenda.
The GTMF team
To carry out its activities, the GTMF is composed of representatives from different areas of iCS:
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