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DM Weekly Digest 14/08/21

Report on first phase of Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative


A report outlining the outcomes of the first phase of the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative (DiPSI) are shared this month (August 2021)


Read the report here


Social Mobility Commission Quarterly Report: July - September 2020


And another report! In this third quarter (July-September 2020) the Commission increased our efforts on advocacy, conducted business planning and put renewed effort into resourcing.


Read report here


New kite mark launched to recognise Sheffield's most LGBT+ friendly services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence


A Sheffield charity has developed an LGBT+ quality assurance accreditation award for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in South Yorkshire, to reduce barriers for service users, staff and volunteers.


Read more here


Green party to offer ‘young, intersectional feminist leadership’


Amelia Womack will stand for election as co-leader with Tamsin Omond, who identifies as trans and non-binary.


Read more about the Green party's plans here


Same-sex parents battle for inclusive paperwork for baby


A same-sex couple who recently had their first child are calling for official forms to be more inclusive.


Read more here


Silicon Valley’s fake diversity problem


Social justice movements won't cure inequality says Antonia Garcia Martinez.


Read the interesting opinion piece here


London state school outperforms Eton in meeting Oxbridge targets


Brampton Manor Academy in east London is celebrating after 55 teenagers obtained grades to study at either Oxford or Cambridge.


Read more on this success story here


Humza Yousaf launches legal action over Dundee nursery’s ‘discrimination’


Scottish minister and wife allege Little Scholars refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names.


Read more here


This week's DM weekly digest showcases some newly published reports, a couple of interesting opinion pieces and plenty of D&I news from the last week.


The IOC’s response to Raven Saunders exposes its hypocrisy around ‘political neutrality’


If the Olympic authority was really interested in building a better world, it would applaud athletes who send messages of social justice.


An interesting opinion piece from Afua Hirsch - read here