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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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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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“Prevention and early intervention is so crucial” – World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to acknowledge the importance of good mental health and the continuing work to protect and support the mental health of people around the world. Days such as this provide an opportunity to remind ourselves of the value of being more open and mindful of our own and others’ mental health and wellbeing.

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