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DM Weekly Digest 21/04/22

As a young Muslim in France I have only one choice in this election: the lesser evil

Kamelia Ouaissa tells of her dislike for Macron - but why she will still be voting for him.  Read more here.



Wimbledon 2022: Russian & Belarusian players banned from tournament

Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine, in a move that has drawn criticism from some quarters.  Read more here.



Pregnant women 'afterthought' in Covid jab rollout

Pregnant women have been an "afterthought" during the coronavirus pandemic and some of their deaths were "preventable", a leading scientist has told BBC's Newsnight programme.  Read more here.



Half of LGBT+ sexual assaults based on identity – a quarter are ‘conversion’ attempts, report finds

In the largest report of its kind, British anti-abuse charity Galop asked nearly 1,000 LGBT+ people about their experiences of sexual violence.  Read more here.



Unlocked: 35 female sports stars join charity programme to increase diversity in sport

Thirty-five leading sportswomen have joined a charity programme to tackle the lack of diversity across sport.  Read more here.



Public Sector Equality Duty: Ensuring the Inspectorate is an inclusive place to work

The UK Planning Inspectorate highlights its commitment to workforce equality, diversity and inclusion, and compliance with section 149 of the Equality Act.  Read more here.



'I'd be embarrassed!' Nigel Walker addresses bombshell allegations of WRU misogyny for first time

Nigel Walker insists he has not seen any examples of sexist behaviour at the Welsh Rugby Union amid recent allegations.  Read more here.



I don’t want to hear about how much I’ve accomplished ‘in spite’ of my disability

Emily Davison talks about her accomplishments and her disability here.



Child Q: school says head stepping down due to ill health

The headteacher of the school where Child Q was unjustly strip-searched by police has stepped down due to ill health, the school has announced.  Read more here.



22nd April is Earth Day

First staged in 1970, Earth Day's aim is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.  Read more here.