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Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad

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People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

Happy 24th Birthday OBV. But work continues - please donate

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However, the time for celebration is short; there is still much work to do.

The fact that nearly 150,000 individuals signed our petition for a Covid-19 Race Equality Strategy demonstrates unprecedented support from Black and White communities to demand our Gov confront race inequality in the UK.

Donate £24 to OBV

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Dear OBV friends we need your support

24 years ago that a small team campaigners with big dreams sought to change our world here in the UK

OBV success:

Letter to PM: Black Leaders call for Covid-19 Race Equality Strategy

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This letter from a wide coalition of Black leaders was delivered to the PM in 10 Downing Street, and published in today's Sunday Times:

Dear Prime Minister

Our nation is at a crossroads in history. We need decisions and not just discussions.

The toxic nature of prejudice

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The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an outpouring of public solidarity, whether it is the thousands of mutual aid groups set up around the country, or the countless undocumented acts of kindness and compassion that we all continue to hear about.

In these challenging times, finding excuses to bring people virtually together has been more important than ever, which is why the Naz Legacy Foundation organised a series of virtual iftars (breaking fast), reaching over 75,000 people from across all our communities over the thirty days of Ramadan.

Donate now to OBV Crowdfunder for Covid19 Race Equality Strategy

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Dear OBV Friends and family, We need your help!

Help us fight for a Covid19 Race Equality Strategy.

With over 125,000 signatories and growing for our petition on Change.org the momentum is with us. We must now frame what that race equality change looks like.

Sign the Covid-19 Race Equality Strategy petition

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Sign the petition

When we started this petition we knew the cause was right and timely, but we never expected more than a few thousand signatories, just enough to say people cared. Never did we imagine the depth and breadth of just how much you care. Thank you to all of you who signed and circulated this petition!

How do we better understand racism?

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The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not.

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