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DM Weekly Digest 06/10/2022

Insolvency Steering Group welcomes Diversity and Inclusion Champions


The UK Government's Insolvency Steering Group is proud to announce they have appointed 19 Diversity and Inclusion Champions.  Read more here.



UK’s nature sector launches joint plan to improve diversity and inclusion


More than 40 of the UK’s largest nature organisations have agreed to implement a new route map to improve ethnic diversity in the sector, after it was revealed that just one in 20 are already implementing such a plan.  Read more here.



Ankle tags used to target young black men, London mayor’s report finds


Analysis suggests unconscious bias may have disproportionately linked black men to knife crime.  Read more here.



A third of black women missed school picture day due to race-based hair discrimination


To coincide with UK Black History Month, Dove has launched Reclaiming School Picture Day, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the issue.  Read more here.



Trailblazing autistic ironman Sam Holness excited for ‘biggest race of my life’


Londoner Sam Holness will break new ground when he becomes the first openly autistic triathlete to compete at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.  Read more here.



Hate crimes recorded in England and Wales reach record high


Hate crimes against transgender people saw the biggest increase, jumping by 56% since last year.  Read more here.



Amazon pillaging plunges remote indigenous culture into fight for survival


ITV News' Emma Murphy reports from the Amazon, where remote indigenous communities face a toxic peril.  Watch here.



'Uncompromising' French author wins Nobel Literature Prize


French writer Annie Ernaux has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, for what the panel said was an "uncompromising" 50-year body of work exploring "a life marked by great disparities regarding gender, language and class". Read more here.



Gender Bias in the Workplace: Women more than twice as likely to be asked to make tea or about their kids, than men


Research reveals gender biased language and stereotypes are widespread in the workplace, as almost half (46%) of UK employees use gender biased terms like 'guys' at work.  Read more here.



Bisexuality more visible but 'work to do' on safety


LGBT charity, Stonewall, which commissioned the study, said the findings told a "positive story" but said more needed to be done to help bisexual people feel safe. Read more here.



Claims of homophobic abuse at LGBT event during Conservative conference


Meanwhile, a party celebrating LGBT diversity at the Conservative conference was overshadowed by several incidents of homophobic behaviour, ITV News has been told. Read more here.