May 28, 2013
With changes in the lives of LGBT people taking place on a daily basis around the world, what can your organization do to ensure that LGBT people can be themselves at work and why is this important?
Come to the Workplace Pride Conference and learn about the best practices of organizations such as IBM, ABN AMRO and Accenture.
Bring yourself up to speed on the latest research among LGBT employees and what the key indicators are for an inclusive and open organizational culture.
Gerrit Zalm: Chairman of the Board, ABN AMRO
Caroline Princen: Board Member ABN AMRO
Michael Cashman: European Parliament Member
Natacha Kennedy: Transgender Activists and University Lecturer
Rabin Baldeswingh: Alderman (Wethouder) the City of the Hague
The conference also includes many interesting and educational workshops. For the complete program please click here.
EARLY BIRDS special:
There are only four days left until the early bird registration price closes; this gives you a €50 discount!
Don’t wait any longer and register here to ensure your place at this important conference with interesting speakers and workshops.
May 17, 2013
On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the International Gay and Lesbian Assocation (ILGA Europe) have published worriesome data about the situation of LGBT people in Europe. The studies highlight that the daily lives of LGBT people in Europe is still characterized by the necessity to hide their identity and to live in isolation and fear. LGBT people still experience discrimination and even violence when being themselves.
The FRA report was the largest LGBT hate crime and discrimination online survey ever conducted in the EU and included 93,000 individuals. Almost half (47 %) of all respondents said that they had felt personally discriminated against or harassed on the grounds of sexual orientation in the year preceding the survey while a majority of respondents who were attacked in the past year said that the attack or threat of violence happened partly or entirely because they were perceived to be LGBT (59 %).
Alongside topics such as schooling and fear, the survey also reported on discrimination in the workplace. 19% of respondents felt discriminated against at work or when looking for a job, despite legal protection under EU law. The FRA is calling for EU-wide action to counter the many obstacles LGBT people face to their basic rights in their everyday lives.
For an analysis of the report and to download the full report, click here: FRA 2013 Report
ILGA Europe has released their “Rainbow Map” which uncovers the real situation of LGBTI people beyond laws and gives us the whole picture of what it is like to be an LGBTI person in Europe today. According to ILGA Europe, the picture is far from satisfactory. While some countries are scoring high on the Rainbow Map because they have good laws, the situation on the ground often is very different. Even in countries with the most advanced laws and policies, there is a surprisingly high percentage of LGBTI people who are adjusting their behaviours on a daily basis because they fear violence and harassment when in public.”
Click here to read more about the ILGA Europe map and to download it and supporting documentation
As part of the Idaho gathering, Workplace Pride was invited by the Ministry of OCW to present our own efforts for LGBT people in the workplace. Executive Director David Pollard highlighted the economic cost to European employers and countries which do not have more open working cultures for LGBT people.
For more information on Workplace Pride, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 10, 2013
Workplace Pride is pleased to announce that online credit card and IDEAL payments are now possible for all its major events. Alongside online IDEAL payments for bank account holders in the Netherlands, international guests can now easily register with credit cards for both the annual Conference and the Closing dinner on Friday June 15th. Although the conference itself will be in English, a Conference invitation in 7 languages has been made available for distribution through major websites and LGBT events in Europe and beyond.
Installation of the credit card payment facilities took a bit longer than expected so the ‘early bird offer’ – € 100 reduction on the € 250 conference fee – has been extended to 1 June 2012.
Click here to register for the Conference and/or Closing dinner.