National Diversity Awards Blog
MI 6 chief on why gender diversity is a matter of national urgency
MI 6 Chief Sir Alex Younger believes Britain’s got tech talent, and attracting the best and brightest means levelling the

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Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study
Girls aged five to 16 receive £2.20 less per week than boys and are allowed less financial independence, report shows

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Hate crime towards disabled rises by 700 per cent
Other forms of recorded hate crime incidents seem to be dropping. Recorded hate crime incidents towards disabled people in West

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Flintshire-based RainbowBiz Thrives After Receiving Support from Business Wales
A social enterprise company based in Flintshire is thriving after receiving support from the Welsh Government’s business support service, Business

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Asda, Co-op the only retailers listed on top LGBT-inclusive list
Asda and The Co-op are the only retailers to have been listed in Stonewall’s list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers.

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2017 Needs To Be The Year Major Improvements Are Made For People With A Learning Disability
When a New Year starts, it is supposed bring new hope for the year ahead. For the 1.4 million people

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Open University & Debenhams bring the ultimate VIP career styling experience
The Open University & Debenhams have joined together to give away exclusive career styling makeovers to eight lucky candidates. The

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Bafta race row: awards slammed for scarcity of BAME nominations
Diversity debate rages as non-white actors and directors miss out while Bafta CEO points to stiff competition in strong year

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The cost of being a visible role model
“It is time to stop being humble and to start telling your story” –     Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-Founder, Black British

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Equality and Diversity
When I publish a post I like to make it punchy and not too long. The reason behind this lies

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Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds
But Resolution Foundation says women will still earn significantly less during their careers as the gap widens after age 30

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6 best LGBT-inclusive books for kids and young adults
Discover reads that will help broaden their horizons – and encourage compassion in the classroom The stories we’re told as

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Miranda Brawn Becomes Patron Of Black Cultural Archives
Black Cultural Archives’ Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become a Patron of the UK’s Black heritage centre MIRANDA BRAWN

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Childline Reports Record Number Of Counselling Sessions About Trans And Gender Issues
The number of child counselling sessions about transgender issues and genderdysphoria offered by a national charity has reached a record level in

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High street disability access ‘needs more progress’
Not enough progress has been made to improve disabled access to Welsh high streets, a charity has said. Disability Wales

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UK airports asked to make improvements for people with ‘hidden disabilities’
Airports will provide more support for people with hidden disabilities under new guidelines introduced by the aviation regulator. The Civil

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LGBT people are still mostly invisible in advertising
Minorities including LGBT people are still significantly under-represented in advertising, research has found. The Reflecting Modern Britain report reviewed the

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My Life Story – Joanne Monck
David Nigel Vincent Monck was born in June 1955, in Rugby Warwickshire, the first of two sons born to Anne

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Ju Gosling: ‘Support for disability arts is essential’
Having trained as a dancer, Ju Gosling works across performance and digital arts. She tells Georgia Snow about running disability

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