It's not a cliché that we're still talking about discrimination in 2018. If we are to quote the latest Global Gender Gap Report , we haven't progressed at all in the past ten years. The UK joins Slovakia and the Czech Republic among the other EU states that had not produced any significant change in reducing the levels of inequality when it comes to income, education, health, workplace or political engagement. Based on the current trends, it will take another century for the overall global gender gap to be closed, the study further shows. Listen to the first episode of our new podcast, Faces of Discrimination, where we will be talking about ongoing conversations about discrimination that shouldn't be forgotten. This one is on gender. https://soundcloud.com/teodora-
Mars One - A project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, the next giant leap for mankind. When President Richard Nixon told the world that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had landed on the moon, 49 years ago on 20th July 1969, that moment gave humanity hope that anything is possible. Establishing a human colony on the red planet used to be a far-fetched dream. Well, not anymore. Soon, our species will be heading to the deserted planet and will call it their home. Thanks to legends like Elon Musk, and Mars One organisation who have plans to launch humankind into the universe and seed a permanent community. Why should we do this? Firstly, there are many ways our Earth could end suddenly, for example, if a nuclear war breaks out, not only would a la
The shortlist has been announced, the venue is booked and we are only a few days away until the winner will be revealed. Bridget Lawless, founder of the Staunch Book Prize, sat down with the Voice of London and gave a 360 overview on the latest award that rejects violence against women. Here you will not read about any woman beaten up, murdered nor abused. Listen to the interview to know how Bridget Lawless planned to challenge authors in 2018. Out of frustration with the numerous books, films and TV programs awarded for their spine-chilling plots feasting on the serious issue of violence against women, the screenwriter and author Bridget Lawless designed the Staunch Book Prize. She wanted to keep the conversation going in the spirit of the #Metoo movement, first sta...
A leading minority rights campaigner at the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Elle believes inclusivity in media is about conversation. Dionne Maxwell, who works at Hearst Publications UK has been telling Voice of London about how she set up the BAME network at the media giant. She says the network is about education and not pressuring people to increase diversity but getting them to understand the benefits. Black history month was celebrated in the UK last month - yes we all know that! See Also : Africa on the square Maxwell who grew up in Tottenham, told Voice of London that the year old BAME network is "not a box-ticking exercise" instead something that will generate more networks at Hearst UK to create a long lasting effect on the industry in the coming years. https:/