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CPS won D&I Award for their work in LGBT inclusion!

Category: Diversity & Inclusion

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The National Black Crown Prosecution Association (NBCPA), working closely with the CPS LGBT Network, have won a Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion award for their work championing LGBTI inclusion.  

The National Black Crown Prosecution Association (NBCPA) & the CPS LGBT Network hosted a conference on ‘Race, Culture, Religion and their impact on access to justice for Black Asian and Ethnic Minority LGBTI people’ which was the first of its kind. There were over 100 delegates at the event, half of whom were actually members of the BAME LGBTI community and CJS partners from across the UK. This was significant as even Stonewall said that they find it very hard to engage with the BAME LGBTI community. The event was supported by a holistic cross section of Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic LGBTI people and groups, as well as Stonewall, GALUP, NAZ & Dave.

The event tackled very sensitive issues such as;

  • Racism within the wider LGBTI community
  • Homophobia and Transphobia generated from faith leaders within BAME communities
  • Support for BAME LGBTI victims of hate crime

Jinny Sehra from the NBCPA said, “Winning this award and receiving recognition from the wider Civil Service is a testament to the commitment and hard work of everyone involved. Our work with the LGBTi network to tackle issues around intersectionality has created new opportunities for us to learn and develop our approach.” Mark Brocklehurst from the LGBTi Network said, “Collaborating with other networks is vital to reaching intersectional groups and having meaningful conversations in a safe space.”

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