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DM Weekly Digest 20/08/21

Every week we pull together some of the diversity & inclusion news stories that have caught our eye!


ECB demands Yorkshire publish racism report prompted by Rafiq allegations


The England and Wales Cricket Board has intervened to ensure the publication of a report into racism at Yorkshire after Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of abuse prompted the investigation, described the process as “a sham”.


Read more here


Interview: ‘We brought colour to this country’: the matriarchs of Notting Hill carnival


Whether it’s online or on the streets, women have defined London’s huge celebration of Caribbean culture. The Guardian talk steel pans and skimpy costumes with the pioneers who set the tone.


Read more from these brilliant women here


Kevin Clarke death: police watchdog reopens investigation


Mentally ill man was heard saying ‘I can’t breathe’ while being restrained by Met officers in London.


Read more about this investigation here


From the Taliban to Incels: THE GLOBAL WAR ON WOMEN


Women’s rights are under attack around the world because of a belief in a fascistic natural order that naturalises male supremacy.


An important read from Sian Norris - read here


Aidy Bryant reveals Old Navy's new inclusive styles and pricing in latest campaign


As part of the brand's transformation, the size of the clothing will no longer determine the available designs nor the price tag.


Read more about the campaign here


5 ways the hybrid workplace can make companies more inclusive


Not being limited by geography can allow employers to create more equitable future workplaces.


Find out the actions companies can take here


Altrincham Swimming Club detail their 'open and approachable' environment


As part of Swim England’s aim to increase diversity within aquatic sports, we have spoken with a number of clubs who have endeavoured to actively engage their local community and ensure their clubs are welcoming environments for all. 


Read more here


Unemployment rose three times faster for ethnic minority workers than white counterparts in the last year, analysis finds


Experts urge businesses to consider whether their culture and processes are barriers to employing BAME workers.


Read more about the analysis here


An Afghan woman in Kabul: ‘Now I have to burn everything I achieved’


A university student tells of seeing all around her the ‘fearful faces of women and ugly faces of men who hate women’.


There have been lots of harrowing stories coming from Afghanistan this week. Read one Kabul resident's story here


Council defends LGBTQ+ rights after businesses 'dismayed' by town councillor's 'homophobic' outburst


A town councillor has outraged "dismayed and disappointed" business owners after making homophobic comments about same sex marriage and the LGBTQ+ pride flag.


Read full story here