LGBT people are still mostly invisible in advertising

Minorities including LGBT people are still significantly under-represented in advertising, research has found. The Reflecting Modern Britain report reviewed the top 20 advertising spenders of 2015, and found that less than one fifth of the people featured in TV and press advertisements reflected the full diversity of British society. The research, conducted by Lloyds Banking Group, shows that there remains … Read More

Ju Gosling: ‘Support for disability arts is essential’

Having trained as a dancer, Ju Gosling works across performance and digital arts. She tells Georgia Snow about running disability arts festival Together!, set up after London 2012… Describe the role of the Together! Festival… The festival ties in with UK Disability History Month, a national project that’s been going for seven years. We’ve been running a festival alongside it … Read More

UK to make disability a global priority

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced. To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners … Read More

Black, female and proud: lawyer is praised by Theresa May

A black female campaigner for equality in the legal industry has been praised by Theresa May. As the most senior black female lawyer in her field, Funke Abimbola 43 from St Albans has been named a Point of Light by the Prime Minister for her work. Ms Abimbola has spoken to Parliament, the Law Society and countless conferences about diversity … Read More

Reducing gender pay gap would add ‘£150bn to UK economy by 2025’

Source: cipd.co.uk The gender pay gap – which currently stands at 19.2 per cent – will be “with us for a lifetime” and cause significant damage to the UK’s productivity levels if government and employers fail to take action, a gender equality and women’s rights charity has warned. The Fawcett Society has also revealed new research that found 77 per … Read More