In our endeavour to provide a window into the lives of women, confronted by inequities, IWI has created the Special Reports team. This team is like no other at IWI as they are producing documentaries which bring to light varied issues and circumstances unique to women as they strive for equality.
Our initial production titled Dark Like Me will explore the impact of skin colour discrimination within British society. Women effected, as well as experts in this field, will discuss in detail the results of colourism to the victim as well as society. IWI strongly believes that colourism is a serious problem in the UK which requires further discussion, debate and analysis. IWI seeks to bring more attention to the invisible system of prejudice and oppression based on skin colour.
Included in Dark Like Me will be academics, experts and sufferers who will examine how colourism affects the self-esteem of the victim. The harm caused by low self-esteem not only effects the mental health and pride of the victim, it also promotes dangerous practices such as skin bleaching.