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

Embracing The UK’s Premier National Diversity Awards

The National Diversity Awards has so far received 10,000 nominations and counting. THE UK’S largest diversity awards have been inundated with inspirational messages from across the nation, praising diversity heroes, entrepreneurs and community organisations. With nominees rounding up local support in a bid to be crowned the best of British diversity, organisers recently caught up with last year’s winners to … Read More

Richard Shakespeare Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Richard Shakespeare, Managing Director of Workplace Diversity Solutions based in Coalville, has been nominated for a Positive Role Model award at The National Diversity Awards 2018. The breathtaking setting of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is the venue for this year’s awards, to be held on 14th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry … Read More

BBC’s portrayal of diversity to come under scrutiny

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is to investigate how well the BBC represents the diversity of the UK. The regulator said this would include speaking to audiences across the UK to “better understand their reflections on how the nations are represented and portrayed”. “We will also speak to people with a range of characteristics to better understand the concerns outlined by different … 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

Avril Hitman: What next?

There is still much to do in the world of inclusion and equality, even in the 21st century.  Individuals with a learning disability can be excluded from participating fully in society through being disadvantaged by their disability. Leadership opportunities are still lacking. Arts Council England recently published statistics, detailing that 20% of the working age of the population identify as … 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

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