Workplace Equality Networks

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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.



Parliagender a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support for gender equality. Our aim is to achieve gender equality across Parliament.



ParliREACH is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in Parliament.



ParliOUT is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, and questioning) people in Parliament

Role Models

Parliamentary Role Models

The Workplace Equality Networks (WENs) have launched a campaign to celebrate people who help make Parliament an inclusive working institution.

Contact the Equality Networks

Email addresses for the four Workplace Equality Networks (WENs)

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