Race on the Agenda

1. Vision

An inclusive, fair and equal society where people from all groups can develop their full potential, and where the third sector is fully participating in serving them.


2. Mission

To be a BAME-led social policy think tank that focuses on race equality and issues affecting Britain's BAME communities, and creates an environment for the equalities third sector to flourish. To strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society and provide representation of issues affecting BAME communities and the sector that was set up to serve them.

Hands holding rope ROTA's definition of 'race' encompasses all the protected characteristics under equality legislation including:
  • colour
  • nationality
  • ethnic or national origin

We use the term BAME to refer to all groups who are discriminated against on the aforementioned grounds. This definition includes but is not exclusive to people of African, Asian, Caribbean, European and Eastern European, Irish, Greek, Turkish, Jewish, Roma and South East Asian descent, as well as refugees and asylum seekers.

ROTA will achieve this by working with BAME communities and the BAME and equality third sector, and by informing, influencing and increasing the awareness of decision makers, policy makers and stakeholders in the public, private and third sector.


3. Values

ROTA is founded upon the four core human rights values that underpin both our internal and external affairs, policy work and relationships with the third sector and stakeholders: Fairness - Respect - Equality - Dignity.


ROTA is a social policy organisation focused on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
As a BAME-led organisation, all ROTA’s work is based on the principle that those with direct experience of inequality should be central to solutions to address it.

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