BWI’s Stance on Diversity and Inclusiveness

 

Babywearing International understands and acknowledges that creating welcoming and inclusive spaces is essential to reaching and serving our communities. To this end, we have created a Nondiscrimination policy. The policy promotes the prevention of discrimination and harassment toward BWI members and volunteers.

While BWI does not endorse any particular social justice education program at this time, our educational mission requires that we support the basic tenets of social justice and inclusivity.  Therefore, we encourage respectful and productive discourse on all topics that arise in meeting and online spaces that directly relate to our mission to make babywearing a universally accepted practice. This may include topics like accessibility, inclusivity, cultural appropriation, and the many types of privilege that affect the availability and acceptance of babywearing as a universally accepted practice.

Moderation of these discussions in meeting and online spaces is the responsibility of each chapter. We encourage chapter leadership to establish community standards for discussions within your groups (for example, prohibiting profanity and personal attacks) and to enforce them fairly and uniformly.

Nondiscrimination Policy:

An important part of making babywearing a universally accepted practice is ensuring that BWI meetings, events, and online spaces are welcoming for people of all backgrounds.

Given our education mission, BWI is necessarily supportive of the basic tenants of social justice. Therefore, BWI does not condone silencing, tone policing, or otherwise oppressing marginalized groups, nor does BWI discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of age, citizenship status, class, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.