Equality Statement

The British Judo Association (BJA) has an overarching Strategic Vision to become a “world-leading Judo nation that is inclusive, accessible and ethically driven”. As such, the BJA are fully committed to the principles of Equality and is responsible for ensuring that no employees, job applicants, office holders, volunteers, members or athletes within its jurisdiction (together “Stakeholders”) are discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including ethnic origin, nationality and colour), religion or belief, or sexual orientation (collectively known as “Protected Characteristics”).

The BJA aims to ensure that there will be open access to all those who wish to participate in all aspects of Judo and those Stakeholders are treated fairly, equally and with respect. In addition, The BJA recognises that we live in a diverse society and will endeavour to ensure that all Stakeholders are given the same opportunities regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Internally and as an organisation, the BJA are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination, and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.

The BJA encourages other Stakeholders, including member clubs, affiliated associations, to adopt and/or demonstrate their commitment to the principles and practice of equality as set out in The BJA’s Equality Policy.