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INQUEST’s statement of support for the Women’s March on London (21st Jan 2017)
INQUEST sees the daily impact of societal inequality, discrimination and injustice in our work on deaths of women who have died in custody, mental health and immigration detention. Protecting human rights and challenging the impact of racism and discrimination on the treatment of those in contact with the state sits at the heart of INQUEST’s work.
We reject the corrosive and dangerous politics of fear and division and the attempt by any politician to use discrimination as a tool to degrade, demean or scapegoat for political gain. We will be marching in solidarity for equality dignity and respect as the only route to a fair and just society.
‘At the time of the tragedy, I had no idea of what to do or who to turn to. By luck, I found yourselves and contacted you, the rest as we say is history. On behalf of [my brother's] family, friends and myself I would just like to thank you so much for your professional support and advice during that difficult period and without that help, I do not think we would be where we are today.’
– Brother of a man who died in police custody