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09 Apr 2021

Diversity Lens - Issue 71

Apr 9

Diversity Lens - Issue 71

Welcome to Diversity Lens.
Diversifying your news consumption.


This weekend, the UK sees its last weekend (fingers very much crossed) under strict lockdown. 'Hot vax summer' is in sight.

The vaccine rollout is reported to remain on track with all adults to be offered the jab by the end of July. Feeling trepidation about the impending return of socialisation?

You're not alone in your freedom anxiety.
OUR CHANGEMAKER OF THE WEEK
Chella Man: The beauty of being deaf
The artist and activist has collaborated with a jewellery brand designed for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Chella Man received his first hearing aid at the age of 4. He has always felt a disconnect with the piece of machinery.

His jewellery collection focuses on 'reclaiming' and 'accentuating' hearing devices and cochlear implants.

The pieces are both works of art, and functional hearing aids. However Man hopes Allies will also wear them in pride and solidarity.
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THIS WEEK IN D&I...
The remote-working revolution: how to get it rightHow can remote working be more equal? Successful WFH isn't as simple as picking up a laptop and finding a table.

With employees largely preferring remote working, companies need to acknowledge and assess the risks of unequal working environments, visa issues and even the impact to career development. Before you ditch the office for good, the long term implications should be considered.
 
 
More trans people hiding identity at work than five years ago — report

A concerning report finds that 65% of trans people 'believe secrecy is necessary to feel safe at work' - an increase from five years ago.

On the flip side however, fewer negative experiences whilst job hunting were reported. Employers must follow up their recruitment processes with inclusive and supportive work environments. Read more... (2 minutes)
Dads are waking up to the stress of balancing caregiving with a career

With the ongoing pandemic, working dads are beginning to grasp the juggling act that women have mostly shouldered in the past. “I don’t think they have had to deal with this before", but now there is no escaping it.


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IN OTHER NEWS...
Ireland legally recognises same-sex parents for first time in history

Two women in Ireland become the first gay couple to both be named on their child's birth certificate. This milestone comes six years after the rights of same sex parents were legally recognised. However, the law still doesn't extend to male partners.Read more... (3 minutes)
One in three survivors of severe Covid diagnosed with mental health condition

A correlation has been revealed between severe covid cases and subsequent mental health problems. The most common condition was anxiety. Stroke and dementia diagnoses were rarer but not uncommon. Some work needs to be done to prepare for these longer term consequences.
Read more... (3 minutes)

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