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DM Weekly Digest 28/08/21

Every week we bring you a range of recent diversity & inclusion news stories! 


Government’s National Disability Strategy ‘disappointingly thin’


Disability Rights UK CEO Kamran Mallick has reacted to the publication. Read it here.


Pathway to freedom: hostile journey awaits Afghans fleeing the Taliban


Refugees hoping to reach Europe must navigate treacherous route favoured by people smugglers and drug traffickers. The Guardian reports about this harrowing journey here.


Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: full medal table


We have been loving all the Paralympic coverage! Keep up with the medal table here.


Pensioner who sent racist email to MP Dawn Butler spared jail


A pensioner who sent a ‘racist and misogynistic’ email to an MP has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Find out more about this case here.


Embedding race equality in schools in Scotland


Education Scotland’s resource will ensure children and young people see language, content and imagery that reflects the diversity of culture, identities, and experiences, including their own. Read more about the anti-racism support for staff here.


Focus on gender equality as G20 nations gather in Italy


G20 nations are gathering for a summit on women’s empowerment. The host nation, Italy, has itself much work to do to achieve gender equality. Watch the video here.


More than 90% of female doctors have faced sexism at work, finds BMA


Doctors’ union says reports of unwanted physical contact and denial of opportunities are shocking. Read more about these findings here.


The Devon brewery staffed by people with learning disabilities


A Devon brewery run by people who have learning disabilities is doing so well it is preparing to open a tap room. A positive news story here.


Why five Nigerians with disabilities got Chevening scholarships - British High Commission


The UK Government has explained why five Nigerians with disabilities were awarded the prestigious Chevening scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic year. Find out more here.


Tokyo 2020: The Games with a record number of LGBTQ athletes


Just over 60 years ago, the first Paralympics took place, with a mission to be an inclusive sporting event for those with disabilities. Read more here.


Google launches ‘LGBTQ-friendly’ safe spaces for stores


Google is doing its bit for LGBTQ+ people with a new attribute on business profiles allowing shops and others to mark themselves as ‘LGBTQ-friendly’ safe spaces. Watch the introductory video here.