Workplace Equality Networks
The House of Commons and House of Lords have established Workplace Equality Networks (WENs) to provide an opportunity for groups of people to discuss and consider issues relevant to their situation or of interest to them. In particular, WENs can be useful forums for groups protected by equality legislation.
"Our vision is a workplace that is accessible, inclusive and innovative, enabling Parliament to support democracy by being representative, fair and relevant."
WENs are open to all pass holders in the Commons, Lords, Parliamentary Digital Service, contractors employed by Parliament, MPs, Lords and their staff. Membership is not restricted to people who share a protected characteristic relating to these WENs but those involved are required to respect the aims of the Networks.
ParliAble is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of disabled people in Parliament. It is open to both those who consider themselves to have a disability and those who have an interest in supporting disabled people.
ParliGENDER is the Workplace Equality Network (WEN) for gender equality in Parliament.
ParliREACH is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in Parliament.
Developed to recognise individuals and teams for their contribution to promoting, delivering and embedding the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
ParliON promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity across Parliament, and raises awareness of issues around socio-economic inclusion. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all staff, whatever their socio-economic background.
ParliOUT is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in Parliament
A campaign that celebrates people who have contributed to making Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment and institution