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Equality and Diversity Newsletter – July 2019

Equality and Diversity in the News Supermodel Naomi Campbell has given an interview with BBC’s Newsnight stating “diversity is not a trend”. Talking about the improvements within the fashion industry in terms of diversity, Naomi has commented that it is still a “big...

Ofsted Monitoring Report Released

On the 21st and 22nd May 2019, Showcase under went it's official Monitoring Visit from Ofsted. The 2-day inspection was led by a team of 3 Ofsted inspectors, one of whom was in training, and evidence gathered included a range of interviews, observation of visits, and...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – June 2019

Equality and Diversity in the News US beauty chain Sephora has closed stores to enable staff to undertake diversity training after a singer reported that she had been racially profiled. Racial profiling is when an individual is suspected or targeted based on assumed...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – May 2019

Equality and Diversity in the news Following complaints about Islamophobia within the Conservative Party, Britain’s Equality Watchdog, The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), have requested more information. The party have been given 1 month to respond to...

Ramadan

What it is Ramadan is a period of fasting practiced by those with Muslim faith. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This fasting allows them to devote themselves to their faith and become closer to Allah. The Five Pillars...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – April 2019

Equality and Diversity in the news The Royal Navy has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women List as one of the UK’s top employers of women. The inclusion in this list coincides with the opening of all careers and branches for women within the Royal Navy,...

What is Mental Health?

Definition According to www.mentalhealth.gov “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being” and this can have an impact on a number of things, including how we: Think Feel Act Handle Stress Make Choices Relate to Others Affecting Factors...

Honor-Based Violence

Honor-based violence (HBV) is a form of domestic abuse with the aim to protect or defend the honour of the family or community. It is a crime in the UK and is prevalent in countries (or within communities from countries) such as Turkey, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, South...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – March 2019

Equality and Diversity in the news The latest Women in Work index shows that the UK is improving gender equality in the workplace and it is now ranked 13th out of 33 countries. This is a 4-place improvement since 2000. If the UK were able to match Sweden’s level of...