Author: Army LGBT+ Network

LGBT+ Network Conference 2021

LGBT+ Network Conference 2021

LGBT+ Network Conference Poster

Join us on January 27th 2021 for the LGBT+ Network Conference, Leadership: The Power of Visibility.

This year’s conference will feature speakers from across defence, sport, academia and the Police.

The conference will take place on Zoom virtually and provide an excellent learning opportunity to share best practice, tackle ongoing diversity and inclusion issues and connect with other individuals focused on driving the power of visibility.

If you’d like to find out more details regarding the conference please contact the mailboxes detailed below.

ArmyPers-Pol-Diversity@mod.gov.uk & Army-LGBT-Network-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

We look forward to you joining us.

Trans Rights are Human Rights

Trans Rights are Human Rights

As an equal opportunity employer the British Army welcomes and supports all individuals, regardless of their background and experience, allowing them to realise their value and encourage maximum contribution.

Trans Rights are Human Rights

We support all of our Trans colleagues and firmly believe Trans Rights are Human Rights. No matter your gender, sexuality, race or religion, everyone has a place serving in the British Army.

We affirm our support for the ‘Trans Rights are Human Rights’ initiative alongside many other organisations who share our commitment to equal rights for all.

You can find out more information about the #TransRightsAreHumanRights initiative here.

BHD Helpline Launched

BHD Helpline Launched

A new helpline for personnel to report bullying, harassment and discrimination has gone live. The helpline is staffed by trained advisors who can provide advice and support so concerns can be dealt with quickly and confidentially.

For the first time Military and Civilian personnel in Defence will be able to confidentially raise and discuss issues about experiencing Bullying, Harassment or Discrimination (BHD) with an independent helpline advisor who understands Defence outside their CoC or Line Management Chain.

The Helpline provides support 24/7 support with trained BHD advisors who will provide in the moment emotional support, advice guidance and sign posting to other specific support available within the Service.

Defence works best as one team, working together to achieve the same aims, and treating those around us with dignity and respect.

There is no place for bullying, harassment or discrimination in any corner of defence, and this helpline is a critical step towards stamping out unacceptable behaviour.

Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace

All network members are encouraged to use this service if they are experiencing these issues.

The Defence BHD Helpline number is 0800 783 0334.

More information on the BHD Helpline can be found here.