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DM Weekly Digest 04/02/22

February is LGBT History Month!


LGBT+ History Month is for everyone. Whether you work in education, a museum, library or art gallery, a business, a service, a member of an LGBT+ network/social group or as an individual, you can get involved. Find out more here.


Spectre of 1936 and 1980 haunts Beijing 2022 as fear and repression breed silence


China has been repressing minorities and targeting dissenters but anyone who chooses to speak out faces the threat of reprisal from a hostile regime. Read more here.


Met officer was promoted despite misconduct over sexist and racist messages


Exclusive: London mayor puts police chief on notice to reform or lose his confidence after seeing ‘return to the bad days of the 1970s’. See full story here.


South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar says players will support head coach ahead of racism hearing


Mark Boucher has denied allegations of racism by former team-mate Paul Adams, and of sidelining his former assistant coach Enoch Nkwe; the Cricket South Africa hearing has been pushed back to May to allow players to testify. Read here.


‘My role as England’s first anti-racist lead practitioner’


Millie Kerr has been helping social workers understand how their biases can affect their peers and the families they support in her role at Brighton & Hove Council. She explains the impact she is having here.


'Deeply disturbing.' Rio Tinto says bullying, sexism and racism are rife at the company


Rio Tinto has found disturbing patterns of racism, sexism, harassment and sexual assault among its global workforce of 47,500, according to a new investigation. Read this Australian news here.


Aspiring barrister subjected to “extreme discrimination” launches disability group


An organisation aimed at making the Bar more accessible to disabled people and improving the diversity of the judiciary was launched last week. Read this story here.


Facebook rolls out disability avatars


Facebook is introducing new avatar options designed to allow people with disabilities to better express themselves across the platform. Read more about these here.


Digital artwork reveals Warwickshire's untold LGBT stories


Previously untold stories of LGBT+ communities are explored in a new digital artwork. Read this news story here.


Corporate report: SLC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2021


Read this annual report showing how we are meeting our equality responsibilities and reporting on progress against our new equality objectives for 2020 - 2023, our specific Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plans and our annual compliance monitoring report. Read report here.