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Cycle to work all year ‘round!

Cycle September has come to an end, but cycling to work is not just a September or summer thing. At the Welsh Government we have a number of initiatives to encourage cycling to work, including the Cycle to Work scheme which helps staff pay for a bike through a salary sacrifice scheme.

One of our colleagues, Alex, is all too familiar with travelling to the office on two wheels and embraces this all year ‘round. While the pandemic led to more hybrid working at the Welsh Government, Alex has found ways around this by setting up his own “virtual commute”. He shares with us why he is so passionate about this and what he does to survive the inclement weather as we head into winter…

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A glorious and glittering parade showcasing diversity and resilience

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to attend Pride Cymru, a vibrant celebration of love, acceptance, and equality. As a proud member of PRISM, the Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ employee network, I had the honour of marching in the parade alongside my work colleagues for the very first time. Previously, I had only worked in various schools and given that schools don’t usually participate in pride parades, this was a first-time experience for me.

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Women in Cyber Blog

Back in February, we published a blog ‘Cyber: Planning today for a prosperous future’ on our Digital and Data blog to tell you about the development of a Cyber Action Plan for Wales.

This week is CyberUK, the UK’s flagship cyber security event which we hosted here in Wales last year.  Wales has many strengths in relation to cyber, one of which is our close partnerships and clusters which encourage diversity across the sector.

We have invited Clare Johnson, from Women in Wales Cyber Cluster, to write a guest blog about diversity in the cyber sector.

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Working in Partnership for Women’s Empowerment in Uganda and Lesotho

This International Women’s Day we’d like to share with you the work Hub Cymru Africa have been doing to empower women in Uganda and Lesotho. As a globally responsible nation, we’re proud to support this gender empowerment programme and share our vision for gender equality with the world.

Here’s more from Beth Kidd, Senior Development Support Manager at Hub Cymru Africa, who explains why it’s important…

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We Must Do More to Make Hate History

During #LGBTHistoryMonth, we reflect on how far we’ve come in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and we celebrate the lives of the LGBTQ+ activists and allies that came before us.

We know that we cannot be complacent. Unfortunately, we’re in an age where it can feel like our rights are at risk of being rolled back. As LGBTQ+ people we all too often still face discrimination and harassment. 

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