Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
BAMBA’s EDI Commitment
BAMBA is committed to treating everyone with respect.
BAMBA will comply with the 2010 Equalities Act respecting the nine protected characteristics set out in that legislation: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage or civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion or belief, Sex or Sexual orientation. And we are committed to going further to create welcoming safe environments, valuing difference and enabling people to feel free to be themselves.
BAMBA’s focus builds on the legacy of many years of EDI work and the recognition that mindfulness training and participation in BAMBA’s senior functions is not fully representative of the society in which BAMBA operates. Its purpose; to improve awareness of the challenges faced and address the limitations of diversity and inclusion within BAMBA and the mindfulness profession in the UK.
EDI Change Programme
Addressing inequity & privilege in BAMBA and in the field of Mindfulness
To enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in order to improve the lived experience of people as they engage in the field of mindfulness
• Better data about the representation in mindfulness-based practice, within and outside BAMBA
• Improved understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by all groups affected by EDI issues and privilege – inside and outside BAMBA
• Improved processes for BAMBA that address inequity within the organisations
• Improved training for BAMBA and its members on anti-racism and on addressing inequity within their organisations and the wider field of mindfulness
• Greater representation at all levels of BAMBA so that it reflects the society in which it operates
• Improved access to mindfulness training for excluded or disadvantaged groups
Key EDI Work Strands
In 2020/21, the activity proposed by the EDI Working Group to deliver BAMBA’s EDI vision focused on the delivery of key work strands as set out in the following projects:
- Gathering insights
- Education & awareness
- Training in the field
- Representation – recruitment
- In the field
- Addressing Privilege within BAMBA
The design of the BAMBA EDI Programme is set out in Figure 1 below:
BAMBA’s activities are only made possible through membership and voluntary support.
Should you wish to donate, your donation will be used to continue the maintenance of standards and inclusive access to mindfulness-based training in the UK.
We are grateful for your contribution to this vital work.