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DM Weekly Digest 08/03/2024

International Women’s Day

Tomorrow, we celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s hashtag #InspireInclusion. Read more here.


Ireland votes on scrapping 'sexist' language from constitution

On the same day, Ireland will vote in a referendum on Friday on whether to change the constitution to alter "sexist" language. The prime minister believes the result "hangs in the balance". Read more here.


Lola Beltrán

This week, Google marked what would have been the 92nd birthday of Mexican actress and singer Lola Beltrán, who helped popularise Ranchera and Huapango music. Read more here.


Sexism in the City: ‘No matter how hard I work, they will never ever recognise me’

Witnesses to UK parliament’s inquiry share their stories from the world of finance. Read more here.


Sport ‘must do better’ over kit for women and girls amid ‘disproportionately high’ rates of ACL injuries, WEC warns

Women and girls playing sport at all levels deserve kit and equipment properly researched and designed for their health and performance needs, and at a time of soaring interest in women's sport, the sector “must do better”, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) has said. Read more here.


France enshrines abortion as a constitutional right in historic vote

French lawmakers on Monday voted to anchor the right to abortion in the country's constitution, in a global first that has garnered overwhelming public support. Read more here.


Trans newsreader India Willoughby calls comments by Harry Potter author 'grotesque transphobia'

JK Rowling has been labelled a "transphobe" for her "grotesque" views on trans rights after she deliberately misgendered Britain's first transgender newsreader, India Willoughby. Read more here.


Swiss vote to give themselves a bigger pension

Swiss voters have given themselves an extra month's pension each year - in a nationwide referendum focusing on living standards for the elderly. Read more here.


Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: “Coming out happened in the right way – it wasn’t premeditated”

Halford talks to NME about Judas Priest’s latest album and coming out as gay in 1998. Read and watch more here.


Good Morning Britain star mortified over accidental comment to man blinded in pub attack

Matthew Syron’s incredible story was derailed after hosts asked him about his attacker. Read more here.

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