RYA Guidance Documents
UK Gov recent guide to writing about ethnicity. No longer using BAME https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/style-guide/writing-about-ethnicity
Glossary of Ableist Terms: https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html
List of Offensive Words (Anti-Bullying Alliance): https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachment/Ato-Z-of-Offensive-language-FINAL.pdf
Talking about LGBTQ+ People & Equality, an Ally’s Guide to Terminology (GLAAD): https://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/allys-guide-to-terminology_1.pdf
Race Equality Guide (British Council): https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/guide-race-equality.pdf
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Glossary of Terms: https://epi.washington.edu/sites/default/files/website_documents/DEI%20Glossary_Formatted_20190711.pdf
Gender Inclusive Language: https://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/toolbox.shtml
RYA Interview with Guide Dog Owner Pete Bungay on Micro Abrasions
Farror & Farror Podcast: Talking about Race with Young people
RYA Winter Magazine Article - LGBT+ participation - Inclusive or Separate or Both?
BBC Sport - LGBT+ History Month: Six LGBT+ sportspeople you should know more about
Equality Network: Out for Sports - the Facts
Inclusion Under Pressure is a resource collection offering diversity and inclusion (D&I) guidance for leaders and senior D&I professionals, and includes free Virtual Inclusion Exchanges.
A Code for Sports Governance (currently under review) sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that are required from those who ask for government and National Lottery funding:
Male Champions of Change have produced a report accelerating the advancement of women in leadership
Women on the Water Facebook Page
Useful Organisation Websites for Further Reading
Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and we are the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, we are now a fully independent body and a national partner of Sport England.
Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.
Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. We were established in 1998 as a national charity, previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport. We are proud of our success so far. We work with so many amazing people and are at the centre of influential world-renowned programmes for disabled people.
All the Elements is a community working to increase diversity in the UK outdoors
Diversity in Maritime (Maritime UK) aims to promote a fair, equal and inclusive UK maritime industry that embraces diversity and creates a supportive and open atmosphere for all to be able to achieve their potential
Race on the Agenda ROTA is a social policy research organisation that focuses on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Our policy priorities are mental health, education and criminal justice.
Sports Media LGBT+ is a network group and consultancy that advocates for inclusion in both our own industry, and across sport in general.
Diversity UK is a think tank to research, advocate and promote new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain.
Business in the Community - We convene a unique network of purposeful leaders to share insight, expertise and create innovative programmes that deliver impact.
Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.
Equally Ours is a network of UK organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
Equality and Human Rights Commission - Promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales.
Inclusive Employers is the UK’s first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces. We offer consultancy, training and thought leadership, to help you make inclusion an everyday reality at your place of work
Race Equality Matters was formed in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement to turn declarations of commitment and support from organisations and individuals into meaningful change in racial equality both in the workforce & in society.
Regional Equality and Diversity Partnership (REDP) welcomes you to our website which provides a comprehensive source of equality Information, advice and guidance for employers, employees and individuals as well as information on our services. REDP is the East Midlands pan-equality body bringing together organisations working to promote equality, diversity and human rights for people who face disadvantage on the grounds of protected characteristics.
The Runnymede Trust is the UK's leading independent race equality think tank. We generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
MIND the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
Gendered Intelligence are a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none. We believe everyone can be intelligent about gender! There are multiple strands to our work
Women in Sport are transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.
eXXpedition – led by ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn – was founded in 2014 to shift the way people feel, think and act by building a global network of multidisciplinary women who can contribute to world-class scientific studies, explore solutions, and use their unique skill sets to tackle the problem from all angles.
The Womens Sport Collective is an inclusive, collaborative network for women working in the sports sector
Male Champions of Change's mission is to engage leaders to help achieve gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.
LGBTQ+ In Sport is a young, dynamic social enterprise working to create inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in UK sport.
Race' and Sport: Critical Race Theory - Professor Kevin Hylton
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: The Practical Guide: The essential handbook for terminology and communicating inclusion with dignity - Tony Malone
White Fragility (2019) by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want To Talk About Race (2019) by Ijeoma Oluo
How to Be an Antiracist (2019) by Ibram X. Kendi
Between the World and Me (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Me and White Supremacy (2020) by Layla F. Saad
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (2020) by Mikki Kendall
Stamped from the Beginning (2016) by Ibram X. Kendi
This Book is Anti-Racist (2020) by Tiffany Jewell – KID
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (2017) by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Well-Read Black Girl (2018) by Glory Edim
More than Enough (2019) by Elaine Welteroth
The New Jim Crow (2017) by Michelle Alexander
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (2014) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Thick (2018) by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race (2017) by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot
Black Feminist Thought (2002) by Patricia Hill Collins
Just Mercy (2014) by Bryan Stevenson
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (2020) by Jason Reynolds / Ibram X. Kendi
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker (2019) by Damon Young
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2016) by Carol Anderson
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (2018) by Brittney Cooper
Biase: Uncoverring the Hidden Prejudice … (2019) by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Men We Reaped (2013) by Jesmyn War
The Warmth of Other Suns (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson
Slavery by Another Name (2008) by Douglas A. Blackmon
The Good Immigrant (2019) edited by Nikesh Shukla & Chimene Suleyman
The Devils' Highway (2008) by Luis Alberto Urrea
Contempt of Court (2001) by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr.
America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States (2019) by Erika Lee
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017) by Richard Rothstein
The Souls of Black Folk (2017) by W.E.B Du Bois
A Collar in My Pocket: The Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise (2016) by Jane Elliott