Charities who help people with disabilities receive UK aid funding boost

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost. AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society. They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia … Read More

Britain’s Got Talent: Is Lost Voice Guy’s win a watershed moment for disability?

On Sunday evening, Britain’s Got Talent drew to a close and this year’s winner was crowned. Nothing unusual there. But Lost Voice Guy’s victory wasn’t just notable because he was the first comedian to win in the show’s history – but also because he has cerebral palsy. Furthermore, the runner-up, another comedian named Robert White, has Asperger syndrome. The pair … Read More

The spirit of Harry and Meghan can revitalise our divided nation.

The royal wedding was an extraordinary event, it showed the face of a better Britain – open, forward-thinking, positive. The royal wedding proved an extraordinary event, with the magisterial backdrop of St George’s Chapel the perfect setting. There were several highlights – two stand-out moments being Bishop Michael Curry’s astonishing address and the Kingdom Choir’s spine-tingling performance of Stand By … Read More

All-male job shortlists banned by accountancy giant PwC

Previous sponsor of the National Diversity Awards & Accountancy giant PwC has banned all-male shortlists for jobs in the UK in an attempt to increase the number of women in senior roles at the firm. It said the move was prompted by its recent pay gap report showing men on average earned 43.8% more than women. The company said recruitment … Read More

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed. Currently, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgender people can have their gender identity recognised and legally changed on their birth certificates. But it means that people must go through what campaigners call ‘intrusive’ medical assessments, … Read More

We know about the gender pay gap. But what about the disability pay gap?

Disabled people are made to feel grateful for having a job at all. It is time we were brought into the conversation Forcing companies to disclose their gender pay gap has been like pulling back the curtain. For the first time, we’re seeing the real picture behind the often-secretive world of pay: one in which every industry from academia and … Read More

A black Harry Potter? UK activists’ diversity campaign goes viral

A campaign which saw white characters swapped out with black actors on popular film and television posters has grabbed headlines in the country. Posters showing screen classics like Titanic, Harry Potter and James Bond re-imagined with black characters have sparked a debate in the UK. They appeared in Brixton, London, and were heavily shared on social media. The campaign was … Read More

YouTube stopped hiring white men in attempt to boost diversity.

YouTube stopped hiring white and Asian men in a blunt attempt to make the company more diverse, a lawsuit claims. Arne Wilberg, a former recruiter at the Google-owned video website, said he was fired for speaking out against the company’s practices last year when it cancelled interviews with candidates who were not female, black or Hispanic for technical jobs. Mr … Read More

Report on gender equality in Psychology departments

Two key issues for Psychology have been confirmed by a survey of progress towards gender equality in Psychology departments across the UK. Our Research Board conducted the survey, in collaboration with the Social Justice and Inclusion Task Force, as part of its work to further the principles set out in the Athena SWAN Charter. It was conducted in the spring … Read More