- Background: Intersectional IFMSA Survey
- What recipients need to do:
- Deadline: 20 July 2020, 23:59 GMT.
Dearest IFMSA members,
IFMSA is a platform where students from all over the world gather together to realize the universal values of medicine and human rights. However, despite the vocal and strong cause we unite for, we are not immune from the discriminatory and oppressive mindsets, ideologies and behaviors that take over our societies. It is sad to admit that sometimes discrimination, racism and aggression manifest in IFMSA settings, exposing the rights and safety of our members, but also threatening the safe spaces IFMSA aims to provide! Such situations occur even if we are surrounded by other IFMSA members and coordinators, and might go unnoticed/unreported, thus adding to the depth of the problem.
“Be the Change you wish to see in the World” _Mahatma Gandhi
As IFMSA, it is our responsibility to promote and respect human rights, not only externally, but also internally; in the way we function and by protecting the rights of our members. Therefore, it is crucial that the extent of the issue is understood, and reflected upon with subsequent measures taken to ensure the prevention of such incidents, the promotion and protection of human rights.
Your Contributions Matter!
The Intersectionality IFMSA survey aims to:
- identify the scale of the problem we have within IFMSA, on local, national and international levels by documenting and reporting the experiences of our members;
- assessing our current behaviors/trends; and
- evaluating the impact of our current measures.
The survey is created to reach out to each and every IFMSA member, giving them a platform to report and share their experiences and observations of discrimination within IFMSA settings, with the main aim of promoting and strengthening safe spaces within our Federation.
The Survey will take approximately 10 minutes to fill and is completely anonymous. Please fill it before the 20th of July, 11:59 PM GMT.
To ensure the accessibility of the survey to most of our members, it is available in the 4 official IFMSA languages:
Please spread the survey to as many IFMSA members as you can. We are looking forward to your contributions!
Mahmood and Shaimaa
On behalf of the Intersectional IFMSA SWG 2020