Decolonise IVS


Online dialogues

The Online Dialogues, held in 2022, explored some key concepts in relation to the Decolonise! debate. In order to start discussing how we can Decolonise International Voluntary Service, we need to look at certain aspects and break down this all encompassing concept of Decolonisation into smaller parts. Participants exchanged in break-out rooms about topics such as intersectionality, cultural appropriation, power and privilege, neo-colonialism, volunteering and global justice. While all participants agreed on the need to deconstruct certain ‘practices and beliefs’, they also mentioned the importance of language and limitations of our existing vocabulary.