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

Army officers told promotion will depend on ‘inclusiveness’

Army officers could be passed over for promotion if they have not done enough to improve “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units. It comes as new TV recruitment adverts promote the Army as an inclusive workplace with the strapline “Find where you belong.” A newly-uncovered addition to internal Forces documents shows personnel are now judged on their efforts to make … Read More

British Army officers to be measured on ‘inclusiveness and diversity’ in their units

British Army officers are to be measured on their efforts to promote “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units under new guidelines. The news follows the Army’s most recent recruitment campaign, promoted using the tagline: “Find where you belong”. Now personnel will be judged on their efforts to make the unit a comfortable work environment regardless of recruits’ background, gender, ethnicity … 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

Lloyds sets ethnic diversity target for senior roles

Lloyds Banking Group is to become the first FTSE 100 firm to set an ethnic diversity target for senior management positions. The lender aims to increase representation of black and minority ethnic (BAME) senior management staff to 8%, up from the current 5.6%. Lloyds said that its long term ambition is to accurately reflect the customer base it serves, of … Read More

Britain’s most successful companies have women in senior roles

Britain’s most successful companies tend to have a large proportion of women in senior management roles but the UK lags behind the US and Australia on diversity at the top, new research suggests. Between 2011 and 2015, the most gender diverse quarter of companies were 20pc more likely than the least diverse to have above average financial performance, a report by management … Read More

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER…

Liverpool is an amazing place. One of those places you need to visit again and again to get the real feel of the place. It is full of culture, history and vibrancy. But why were we there? We were there, of course, to attend the National Diversity Awards.  The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black-tie event that recognises, honours … Read More

UK Ups Efforts To Fight Antisemetism Across a Variety of Fields

  A Week ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, initiatives to tackle antisemetism in the UK are being unveiled in a variety of fields, from soccer fields to university campuses to Parliament. Chelsea Football Club announced Tuesday that it will launch a campaign to raise awareness among players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism in soccer. The club will … Read More

Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders

(Reuters Health) – Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 1,635 adults ages 70 to 89 to participate either in a structured exercise program or in health education workshops. The exercisers did up to 150 minutes a week of walking … Read More