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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.
‘Although it is fair to say I was given adequate opportunity to express my views the final verdict was not the one I had hoped for. We were all devastated to think that [our brother] had died in such tragic circumstances and no one had been made accountable.’
– Family of man who died while detained under the Mental Health Act