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Inclusion of the LGBTQI+ community in the work space

As a continuation of the visibility of LGBTQI+ rights, we decided to create Pride Works, where The Belgian Pride will serve as a bridge between the LGBTQI+ community and the work-floor.

We would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with more information about participating during The Belgian Pride 2022, which will take place next year on 21 May 2022!

About Pride Works

The Belgian Pride aims to bring societal change and influence the political landscape and society by organising or contributing to the smooth running of events, activities and communication aspects of the Belgian Pride Festival. The Belgian Pride Festival is an annual festival of festive, political and cultural events, initiatives and activities, not only in Brussels, the Belgian and European capital, but also throughout Belgium. The Belgian Pride Festival takes place every year in May, close to the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May).

As a continuation of the visibility of LGBTQI+ rights, we decided to create Pride Works, where The Belgian Pride will serve as a bridge between the LGBTQI+ community and the work-floor.

Pride Works is a two-event project: A convention on inclusion in the world of work dedicated to companies and a job fair for job seekers.

Pride is a verb that resonates throughout the whole year!

 

THE IMPACT WE WANT TO HAVE 

  • Supporting the LGBTQI+ community in the workspace;
  • Promoting integration and diversity in the workspace;
  • Demonstrate that diversity and inclusion is an added value for companies;
  • Raising awareness among companies to challenge and improve their own diversity and inclusion policies;
  • Involve LGBTQI+ organisations to help companies implement diversity and inclusion internally;
  • Raise awareness of current LGBTQI+ issues and help companies find solutions.
     

As current events show, homo/transphobic language and behaviour is still very much present in our society. The work environment remains a place where people from the LGBTQI+ community are reluctant to talk about their sexual orientation or gender identity for fear of being excluded, mocked or even discriminated against in other ways. This has an impact on both their well-being and their performance at work.

We would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with more information about participating during The Belgian Pride 2022, which will take place next year on 21 May 2022!

We are happy to invite you to our convention on inclusion in the workspace on Thursday 09 December online!