Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Mar 22 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about World Down Syndrome Day, discriminating Facebook adverts, an all-female spacewalk and how the changes in gender roles impact relationships. Happy Friday!
With the decline of the male breadwinner model, men and women also share more workload at home and their family life. Two very small but interesting studies looked at men and women juggling multiple roles, how much support they are getting and how this impacts their relationships with their family and their work teams.
In the past, Facebook allowed companies to advertise to certain groups only and therefore discriminating people based on their race or gender – which was especially an issue with housing or job adverts. Facebook has now finally agreed to remove these targeting options.
Women in STEM
If all goes to plan, the first all-female spacewalk in history will happen on the 29th of March. There have been over 210 spacewalks at the ISS since it was launched in 1998, but the teams were either mixed gender or men only. Read more here.
The 21st of March was World Down Syndrome Day and the Down Syndrome awareness organisation "Wouldn't Change a Thing" released her latest video "Don’t Stop Me Now!”. Definitely worth watching!