Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round-up: April 6, 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Did you know that the 2nd of April was World Autism Awareness Day? People around the globe participated in events and wore light blue to raise awareness for people living with autism. Happy Friday!
The British government made it mandatory for companies to reveal their gender pay gap data and over 10,000 companies complied and submitted their data before the deadline on Wednesday this week. Out of these companies, almost 80% pay women less than men, with the median pay gap being almost 10%.
National Geographic, the popular science magazine, just published an issue on race. As part of this special issue, they asked an historian to go through their own archives – and acknowledge that their own coverage in the past has been racist. (Have a look at the entire issue here, there are some very interesting articles).
The senate in Pakistan approved a bill beginning of March to protect the rights of transgender in the country. End of March, the first openly transgender news anchor started her job at a local channel. Marvia Malik is a 21 year old journalist and her first broadcast received a lot of support from people all over the world.
There are no women soccer clubs or official women soccer competitions in Sudan – but Salma al-Majidi has just become the first woman in the Arab world to be recognized by FIFA, coaching a men’s soccer team. Salma worked her ranks up and is now allowed to coach any first league team in Africa.