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    Improving disabled people’s employment and pay: changing patterns of campaigning and influencing

Improving disabled people’s employment and pay: changing patterns of campaigning and influencing

Having previously outlined a set of proposals that could improve disabled people’s opportunities for employment and pay, Liz Sayce highlights the need for campaigning agendas that are inclusive, recognise difference and re-calibrate citizenship responsibilities.

Patterns of campaigning and influencing

From the 1980s to the 2000s disabled people campaigned for rights to participate – calling for rights to independent living, freedom from institutions, equality in  […]

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    Section 28, three decades on: the legacy of a homophobic law through the LSE Library’s collections

Section 28, three decades on: the legacy of a homophobic law through the LSE Library’s collections

Kevin Wilson, Heather Dawson, and Gillian Murphy discuss the controversial Section 28 clause that banned the promotion of homosexuality by UK local authorities 30 years ago this month, and highlight LSE’s rich collections on the issue.

24 May 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Local Government Act 1988, which became notorious for its inclusion of Section 28. The clause […]

May 23rd, 2018|Featured, LGBT+|0 Comments|
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    Safeguarding students and changing universities’ culture: Universities UK

Safeguarding students and changing universities’ culture: Universities UK

On Monday 16 October, a panel of leading thinkers on addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence at universities spoke at LSE at the ‘Report It. Stop It’ event. EDI at LSE spoke with Fiona Waye – an event speaker and Senior Policy Lead in Inclusion, Equality and Diversity at Universities UK – about the ‘Changing the culture’ report, the […]

November 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Ending sexual misconduct in UK universities and protecting students 

Ending sexual misconduct in UK universities and protecting students 

On Monday 16 October, a panel of leading thinkers on addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence at universities spoke at LSE at the ‘Report It. Stop It’ event (which is available as a recorded podcast). EDI at LSE spoke with Dr Tiffany Page – an event speaker and co-founder of The 1752 Group – about universities’ responsibilities to their […]

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    Report it. Stop it: how reporting can change normative culture surrounding sexual and gender-based violence

Report it. Stop it: how reporting can change normative culture surrounding sexual and gender-based violence

On 16 October 2017, LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion together with the Department of Gender Studies hosted ‘Report it. Stop it: how can reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence change the culture?’ As Alex Farley writes, the panel sought to address questions of institutional reforms and responses, focusing particularly on higher education institutions and the need for reform […]

October 31st, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Consent does matter: boundaries, respect and positive intervention

Consent does matter: boundaries, respect and positive intervention

In the 2017–18 Michaelmas term, LSE and the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) are introducing ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course on consent. Natasha Davies – LSESU women’s officer – discusses the overwhelming support for the introduction of the course and its importance in enabling students to deal with real life situations. The course […]

September 26th, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Wake up, algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep

Your web browsing history is the most lucrative piece of information that can be traded, writes Beverley Skeggs. Professor Skeggs will give the public lecture You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities, hosted by LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.

Wake up, machine learning algorithms have been trawling your phone whilst you slept. If you did. If […]

September 21st, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Employers may discriminate against autism without realising

Employers often think they’re communicating well, but they use ‘neurotypical’ standards of interacting, writes Brett Heasman

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people connect and relate to others and also how they experience the world around them.

Most non-autistic people are not aware of the complex ways in which autistic people* experience the world and are not adequately prepared […]

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    Fighting Proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars

Fighting Proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars

Stephen Bourne draws on his latest book to tell the previously untold story of gay men who joined the British armed forces during the two world wars. Stephen will be talking about his book at a public LSE event on 27 July 2017.
“If gay men are shown to have the capacity for bravery it makes them human, heroes even. And heroes should […]

  • Lenín Moreno on the campaign trail prior to his election victory in April 2017
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    Ecuador’s election of the global South’s first wheelchair-using president can spark vital debate on disability and development

Ecuador’s election of the global South’s first wheelchair-using president can spark vital debate on disability and development

Terhas Clarke and Alejandra Carvajal introduce us to the work of President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, the first person in a wheelchair to be elected as a head of state in Latin America, and an influential figure who has improved rights for people with disabilities on an international and national level. They invite readers to join the discussion on […]

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