Women and Work APPG announces 2019 Theme: Inclusivity and Intersectionality

The Women and Work APPG is delighted to announce its 2019 theme Inclusivity and Intersectionality. Throughout our work over the past three years the we have sought to recognise and highlight the fact that women are not a homogenous group, and that a focus on gender alone can sometimes be misleading.

We have also heard evidence from witnesses as to how different aspects of identity such as age, race, disability, or income can affect an individual’s experience of recruitment and employment. In 2019 the APPG will therefore seek to shine a spotlight on this intersectionality, exploring how a better understanding of the concept can support a more inclusive workplace. The group will hold a series of meetings examining best practice and solutions for improving and supporting inclusivity, seeking to understand intersectionality through the lens of employment. The programme will start with a thematic introduction, and then examine action-focused solutions, such as affinity networks, the importance of being a successful ally, and delivering an accessible workplace.

Throughout a series of meetings over the course of 2019, the APPG will examine existing and proposed strategies that support an inclusive workforce and put intersectionality into practice.  This work will culminate in a report and toolkit with recommendations for employers, Government, and women themselves.

If you would like to receive more information about the work of the APPG and the 2019 programme, please register your interest by emailing womenandworkappg@connectpa.co.uk.

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