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DM Weekly Digest 04/03/22

The racist coverage of Ukraine


We shared an insightful video this week of Trevor Noah talking about the language used in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was shared widely on LinkedIn and Instagram showing the impact their words have! We were glad to see the language used being called out.


Read more about this here.


How can you help Ukraine refugees? Find out where to donate clothes and how to find collection points in your area here.


Sarah Everard murder sparked UK reckoning with male violence, say charities


Despite policy changes since the 33-year-old’s death, charities still believe risks to women and girls have risen. Read more on this story here.


Covid has intensified gender inequalities, global study finds


Researchers find women hit harder by negative social and economic impacts of the pandemic than men. Read more about the research here.


Labour's Paulette Hamilton wins Birmingham Erdington by-election


Paulette Hamilton's victory saw her increase Labour's vote share and become the first black MP to represent a Birmingham constituency. Read about her success here.


MBE for Denmark Hill housing campaigner who came to London as a Windrush girl


Monica Barnes said housing was a major part of the racism black people faced when she first moved from Jamaica decades ago. 'You've heard the phrase 'no blacks, no dogs, no Irish'. We encountered all of that.' Read her story here.


John Curry: How Olympic champion and LGBT icon revolutionised figure skating


As LGBT history month came to a close at the start of this week, BBC Sport looked at how Curry changed his sport and his ongoing impact, through his words and those of athletes he inspired. Read the story here.


Six local LGBT heroes you should know about - nominated by the community


To close LGBT history month, Birmingham Mail shines a light on the local LGBT heroes making Birmingham a better place. An inspiring read here.


Scotland’s gender recognition reform bill to be published amid growing tensions


Campaigners and politicians anticipate a “febrile” debate as long-awaited transgender law reform is published. Read more here.