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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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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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Our Top 6 Goals for a Period Proud Wales

Making Wales period proud is one of my priorities as Minister of Social Justice. This week, we launched our A Period Proud Wales plan which is all about promoting a cultural change around periods.

Nobody should be ashamed, embarrassed or disadvantaged because of their period. Our vision is to eradicate period poverty and end all stigma around periods. 

Read more to find out our top goals for a period proud Wales…

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Black History is Welsh History

Charlotte pictured in Adelaide, South Australia. Photographer: Naomi Jellicoe.

I’m Charlotte Williams. In 2020 I led work on the teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories and contributions in support of the new curriculum. In 2022, I was really pleased that the Welsh Government made mandatory the teaching of these perspectives for all schools and early years settings in Wales.

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Don’t Suffer Hate Crime in Silence

Hate Crime Awareness Week 9-16 October 2021

My name is Noah and my pronouns are he/him. I was pretty unaware of what Victim Support did before I was referred to them. To my surprise, they actually do a lot. Did you know they anonymously log hate crime so you don’t have to talk to the police? This means it still gets logged in the statistics so the powers that be can realise how big an issue hate crime is? I was never pushed to go to the police or do anything I was uncomfortable doing. I was offered support including a weekly call from my caseworker.

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