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A financial guide: Helping your child with a disability become a financially secure adult

Preparing your child for a secure financial future as an adult with a disability If you have a child with a disability, you’ve probably asked yourself how to ensure that your child has the best life possible – not only now, but after they transition into adulthood. This means setting up tools, trusts and resources... Read more

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How to Support Black Lives Matter Online

The threat of Coronavirus means many of us must continue to support Black Lives Matter online. Unfortunately, fighting social justice issues online isn’t always a risk-free protest in itself. Are you looking for a way to stay safe as you continue to fight for Black rights online? Well, don’t worry. vpnMentor has compiled all of... Read more

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Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online

Racial and wealth disparities in the United States have been thrown into sharp relief by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest throughout 2020. We see more clearly than ever just how often Black business owners and creatives have been thought of as less than their Caucasian counterparts – and Black businesses are paying the price.... Read more

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How to Stop the Racist in You

In the wake of racially charged bloodshed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas, the city of Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention. There Iowa Rep. Steve King argued that only whites had made contributions to civilization, while other “sub-groups” did not. Asked to clarify his remarks, King—who keeps a Confederate flag on his desk—did not... Read more

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The sustainable development goals – Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. There has been progress over the last decades: More girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being... Read more

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a... Read more

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NO BARRIERS NO BORDERS. A practical booklet for setting up international mixed-ability youth projects (including persons with and without a disability).

One out of seven people has some form of disability, but this percentage is not reached amongst young people benefiting from the Youth in Action program. Therefore the SALTO-YOUTH Inclusion Resource Centre organised two TC Enable training courses in 2003 to stimulate and support to youth workers setting up international mixed-ability projects, including both young... Read more

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Facts and figures: Women’s leadership and political participation

Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide, and achieving gender parity in political life is far off. Women in executive government positionsWomen serve as Heads of State or Government... Read more

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UN Women statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

UN Women stands in solidarity with and supports everyone with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in efforts to resist, support and heal from hatred, fear and discrimination. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to isolate individuals, separate families and devastate communities the world over, leaving no member of our human family... Read more

4 benefits of inclusive classrooms

At a Glance In an inclusive classroom, general education teachers and special education teachers work together to meet the needs of students.This gives special education students the support they need while they stay in a general education classroom.All students can benefit from inclusive classrooms. When kids are found eligible for special education services, it’s common for... Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work

by David Pedulla May 12, 2020 Summary.    A Stanford and Harvard professor convened a symposium on what’s actually working to improve diversity and inclusion in organizational life. In this article, David Pedulla summarizes the main findings. First, organizations should set goals, collect data, and hold people accountable for improving diversity within the organization. Second, organizations should... Read more

Ensuring Virtual Events Are Accessible for All

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing organizations to transition many events and conferences that originally were in-person to virtual ones. The good news is that it is easy to make online events accessible to everyone if you know how. A new toolkit by the national disability advocacy nonprofit RespectAbility aims to help organizations do so. A recent national... Read more

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Disability inclusion at work: What it is and why it matters

By The Understood Team   What is disability inclusion at work? Disability inclusion at work is about more than hiring people with disabilities. An inclusive workplace values all employees for their strengths. It offers employees with disabilities — whether visible or invisible — an equal opportunity to succeed, to learn, to be compensated fairly, and to... Read more

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Disability Inclusion Strategies

Inclusion of people with disabilities into everyday activities involves practices and policies designed to identify and remove barriers such as physical, communication, and attitudinal, that hamper individuals’ ability to have full participation in society, the same as people without disabilities. Inclusion involves: Getting fair treatment from others (nondiscrimination);Making products, communications, and the physical environment more usable by as many people... Read more

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5 ways for businesses to walk the talk on gender equality

It’s time to take action on collective responsibility for gender equity via openness to digital ways of working and opportunities that arise from flexible work arrangements.A move to skills-based talent practices has the potential to be an incredible leveller, changing everything from the way we hire, develop, pay and promote talent.Greater access to talent and... Read more

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Investing in women is key to post-pandemic recovery

An updated McKinsey Global Institute Report warns that not taking gender-responsive actions during the pandemic could lead to a $1 trillion loss in global GDP by 2030.Australia is working with regional partners where 75%-90% of market vendors are women to install sanitation and safety equipment to limit the spread of COVID-19.As companies seek to find... Read more

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Japan’s mental health crisis shows we need to fight harder for gender equality

• The pandemic has caused the Japanese suicide rate to rise faster for women than men. • The economic crisis has fallen disproportionately on women, something compounded by the unpaid care they take on. • The pandemic response worldwide must address the structural issues women face in a systemic way Japan’s chronically high suicide rate... Read more

People in More Diverse Countries Are Less Prejudiced

How does living in a diverse community affect how we think about others? Researchers who study this have two basic theories. On one hand, diversity can strengthen stereotypes because of “confirmation bias”—our tendency to look for information that confirms what we already believe. In other words, if we have negative, preconceived notions about different ethnic... Read more