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DM Weekly Digest 25/03/22

My father, the child refugee, helped to change Britain. That’s why we need more compassion


Karel Reisz was given refuge from Hitler and later celebrated for his films. When considering our duty to Ukrainian refugees, think of him. Read more here.


Virtual conferences exclude most African women – how can we be heard?


Africa CSW was set up as an alternative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women to ensure we have a say in the debate. Read this opinion piece here.


Dr Tony Sewell: MPs back race report chair in honorary degree decision


MPs have signed a letter in support of a race report chairman who had an honorary degree offer withdrawn by a university over "controversy". Read full article here.


Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities


Read this policy paper here.


Ukraine coverage shows gender roles are changing on the battlefield and in the newsroom


News coverage of Ukraine’s war with Russia has been illustrated by images of men, young and old, taking up arms and fighting for their country. The political leaders involved are men who represent very different versions of masculinity. Read full article here.


Iraq: Impunity for violence against LGBT people


Armed groups in Iraq abduct, rape, torture, and kill lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today with IraQueer. The police arrest and also carry out violence against them. Read this distressing report here.


Call for businesses to share experiences of supporting LGBT staff


LGBT Business Champion, Iain Anderson, calls on global and UK employers to share their stories of making workplaces welcoming for LGBT staff. You can participate here.


Do you know what the models of disability are? I think you should, says Samantha Renke


Read more about Samantha's lived experiences here.


Research finds nature sounds 'benefit mental health'


Research has found the sounds of nature could help people's mental health. Data was collected from more than 7,500 people as part of the BBC series Forest 404 - a podcast that depicts a world without nature. Read more here.


April is coming! 


Find the key dates you should be aware of here.