Posts Tagged: diversity

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Ethnic minorities, employment and social mobility: see the research findings

Britain’s ethnic minorities are facing barriers to social mobility and job opportunities, according to a findings from a report by the Universit...
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Two Texas cities among 20 most LGBT-friendly

Seattle was recently crowned the LGBT-friendliest city in America by financial consumer site NerdWallet. Seattle beat out other famously gay-welcoming...
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FIFA World Cup to tackle discrimination, promote gender equality & peace

As millions of fans get set to tune in to Thursday’s opening match, we call on the football community, governments and the civic society to r...
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Disability and development: Why DFID must include those so often left behind

In the poorest communities, one household in four has a member with a disability, says Labour MP David Blunkett We are currently awaiting the Governme...
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Hundreds of thousands hit by benefits backlog

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by a benefits backlog, the government has said. Minister for Disabled People Mike Penning told a co...
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Councils call for powers to help NEET youngsters

Almost all young people could be either in work or learning by the end of the decade if councils were allowed to lead on youth unemployment schemes, t...
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Ofsted under pressure to target school governors after ‘Trojan horse’ row

Move comes as part of wider rethink of inspectorate’s role after head backtracks on claims that Gove blocked no-notice inspections The head of Ofst...
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Male Politicians and Diplomats Must Follow William Hague’s Lead and Be Champions and Allies in Ending Sexual Violence Against Women

I’m dismayed at the lack of women in politics and diplomacy is no exception. A quick Wikipedia search reveals that currently only 20 of 193 countr...
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Social care problems lead to hospital bed blocking, says Age UK

Pressure grows because budgets have been cut, so expensive NHS resources are being wasted, the charity says Almost 2m bed days in hospitals have been ...
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How Europe has influenced the UK’s journey on LGBT rights

With Britain increasingly questioning its relationship with Europe, Juris Lavrikovs, from ILGA-Europe, looks at how membership of the EU has helped pr...