‘The National Diversity Awards Announce 2018 Shortlist’

The scores are in – will this be the UK’s grandest celebration of diversity yet? A TOTAL of 24,584 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to … Read More

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

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

International Women’s Day is for all women

Black women are too often objectified, demonised and face threats to our lives just for speaking out. Our voices must be lifted, says ZITA HOLBOURNE – Winner of the National Diversity Awards 2012. Positive Role Model Award for Race. Press for progress is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, focused on equal pay and standing up to gender violence … 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

Diversity key to meeting childcare hours pledge

Men, ethnic minority candidates and older staff could be the answer to fulfilling a pledge to double free childcare hours. An estimated 11,000 workers are needed to meet the Scottish government’s flagship policy. Funded nursery places for eligible two-year-olds as well as all three and four-year-olds will rise from 600 hours a year to 1,140 hours a year by 2020. … Read More

Sturgeon urges businesses to quicken pace of gender equality

The first minister has warned businesses to step up the pace of gender equality or the progress already made could stall. Nicola Sturgeon said companies must “inject new momentum” into improving women’s representation. She was speaking following publication of the Hampton- Alexander Review which calls for FTSE companies to increase the number of female board members. She said: “Public tolerance … Read More

Head of Yeadon transgender charity Mermaids gets diversity award

THE WOMAN in charge of a Yeadon-based transgender charity has been honoured with an award at a national event to promote diversity. Susie Green, CEO of transgender youth charity Mermaids, was awarded the Diversity Champion Award in the charity sector of the Excellence in Diversity Awards in Manchester. She was applauded for expanding Mermaids from a small charity with no … Read More

How Mars is expanding Maltesers’ diversity agenda to all its brands

Maltesers was crowned Marketing Week’s ‘Brand of the Year’ for its approach to diversity and inclusion in its advertising but now wants to take that further by integrating it across the Mars business. Mars has been at the vanguard of UK advertising’s drive to do a better job of representing society in its creative output. Its Maltesers brand won Channel … Read More