Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is

Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is Barbie doll is often used as a short-hand for cookie cutter beauty. Everyone knows that Barbie is thin, and blonde, and embodies the Eurocentric ideals of beauty. Or at least, she used to be. Barbie haven’t been resting on their laurels. In fact, they’ve moved … Read More

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show People who suffer from learning disabilities and autism are considerably more likely to experience hate crime than other disabled groups, figures show. Analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows people whose disability impacts them “socially and behaviourally” were four times more likely to … Read More

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost A community fundraising group launched by a mother and daughter to help good causes and people in South Tyneside has received a boost from a supermarket giant. Helen Harber, manager at the Tesco South Shields store, visited the Community Corner organisation at their newly opened shop on Boldon Lane, South Shields, to hand … Read More

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’ The proportion of women high earners has not changed for six years despite moves to increase diversity in senior positions, a study has found.  Only one in four people earning between £43,000 and £150,000 in each of the last six years are women, research showed.Heidi Watson, of … Read More

Student campaign to ‘name and shame’ schools without diversity

Student campaign to ‘name and shame’ schools without diversity A group of drama students has set up a campaign to address the lack of diversity in UK drama schools. The Diversity School Initiative aims to hold schools accountable for their decisions concerning diversity and seeks to support students who feel under-represented. It will also lobby drama schools to develop more … Read More

Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed

Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed A new report into life for disabled people across Great Britain by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has highlighted a decrease in the amount of wheelchair adapted local authority housing in Scotland. According to the report, up to 17,000 Scottish wheelchair users (15% of all wheelchair users in Scotland) are now inadequately housed … Read More

LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’

LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’ British passports should allow people who do not identify as male or female to define themselves as gender neutral ‘X,’ an LGBT rights group says. Stonewall has warned many people who define themselves as transgender in the UK are “afraid to travel abroad” because they fear intrusive questions or … Read More

Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism

Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism A recent survey carried out by researchers at The University of Manchester suggests that workplace racism is still a major issue. According to the survey of 25,000 UK workers, ethnic minority workers are frequently subjected to racism by their colleagues, managers and service users. At the same time, says the … Read More

Women’s History Month: We Celebrate Miranda Brawn

Women’s History Month: We Celebrate Miranda Brawn This month, we join millions around the world in celebrating Women’s History Month by speaking with award-winning diversity champion Miranda Brawn THE IMPRESSIVE calibre of Miranda Brawn’s CV places her among the highest-achieving women covered by ‘The Voice’ during Women’s History Month this year. A background in investment banking and law stood award-winning … Read More

SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT

THE USUC GROUP NOW NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL COMMUNITY AWARD Five years ago the United Service Users Committee, or USUC, fought a massive campaign against cuts to mental health well-being drop-ins by Salford City Council and the former City Mayor, Ian Stewart. This week, the Ceremonial Mayor and councillors dropped in to the group’s centre in Eccles to see the great work … Read More