Diversity & inclusion - why does it matter?


DM Weekly Digest 14/09/2023

Inside Russia’s undercover crackdown on gay men


A man who fled Chechnya after being tortured with electric wires when security forces accused him of homosexuality faces being forced to return to the Russian republic where LGBT people are being “systematically” persecuted by the authorities. Read more here.



Happiness of girls and young women at lowest level since 2009, shows UK poll


Nine in 10 seven to 21-year-olds feel worried or anxious and only 17% feel very happy, shows ‘devastating’ Girlguiding survey. Read more here.



England's only antidepressant withdrawal helpline to close


In March, NHS England said local health services should support people struggling to come off these drugs. But the closure of the Bristol Tranquilliser Project will leave no nationwide services, its head says. Read more here.



Luis Rubiales resignation hailed as win for feminism but questions remain


Decision to quit over World Cup kiss welcomed in Spain but manner of announcement leaves many confounded. Read more here.



Isa Balado: Man arrested after touching Spanish reporter during live broadcast


The sexism row in Spain shows no sign of going away, as Spanish police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a journalist after he allegedly touched her while she was live on TV. Read more here.



Nearly one in three female NHS surgeons have been sexually assaulted, survey suggests


Almost one in three female surgeons working in the NHS have been sexually assaulted in the past five years, according to a survey described as a “#MeToo movement for surgery”. Read more here.



Grenfell Tower: Chris Ofili creates tribute at Tate to artist killed in fire


Ofili's work, Requiem, which adorns the north staircase, pays tribute to Khadija Saye and the other 71 people who died as a result of the 2017 fire. Read more here.



Cornwall Fire Service 'inadequate' over diversity


Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has been told its performance is "inadequate" in one key area and "requires improvement" in six others. Read more here.



The missing billion: Lack of disability data impedes healthcare equity


Addressing the absence of health data on people with disabilities is the essential first step health systems and policy makers can take to reduce care inequity and improve outcomes for this population. Read more here.



Outrage as Polish TV talent show contestants use blackface for Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé performances


Singer Kuba Szmajkowski and actor Pola Gonciarz heavily darkened their skin on Your Face Sounds Familiar, with Szmajkowski also wearing cornrows and using the N-word. Read more here.





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