IELA

Welcome to IELA, The Inclusion and Equity Leadership Association. We champion equity, diversity and inclusion and highlight the benefits of inclusive organisations.

We offer advice and guidance, the latest information and news and support with policies and compliance. IELA supports excellence in equity and inclusion work and actively advocates for change through training, resources, networking, consultancy work and much more.

9 Best ways to Support LGBTQ+ community as an Ally (2024)

Source: 9 Best ways to Support LGBTQ+ community as an Ally (2024) – Learn Transformation The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community continues to face challenges and discrimination in many parts of the world, including India. Despite some progress in recent years, members of the LGBTQ+ community still face stigma, harassment, and discrimination in their daily lives. As allies, it’s important for us to support the LGBTQ+ community and work towards creating...

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‘Educators need to promote inclusive care for people with dark skin tones’

Source: ‘Educators need to promote inclusive care for people with dark skin tones’ | Nursing Times Health inequities are avoidable differences in people’s health status in and between populations (The King’s Fund, 2022). These often manifest as variations in quality of healthcare, access to resources and health outcomes. The health disparities experienced by people with dark skin tones highlight the need to foster inclusive practices that address these inequalities. For...

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What is allyship? A brief history, present and future

Source: What is allyship? A brief history, present and future (theconversation.com) Despite social change, LGBTQI+ people still face discrimination at school and in the community. Language for diverse genders and sexualities is continually changing. LGBTQI+ allyship is part of this change. But what is allyship? Allyship refers to people outside of a group – say, straight people – who actively support and work with people inside a group – say, LGBTQI+ people. It...

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‘Weathering’ Is Affecting Black Women’s Health. What Can We Do About It?

Source: ‘Weathering’ Is Affecting Black Women’s Health. What Can We Do About It? (msn.com) For decades, Black women have been told that the negative health outcomes we face are our own fault. We’re fed rhetoric that we are diabetic because we won’t stop eating foods passed down as heirlooms by our ancestors. We’re genetically disadvantaged because we’re inferior. We don’t get enough exercise because we’re lazy. Black women are told that we aren’t allowed...

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How to react kindly to people with Tourette’s – and what not to…

Source: How to react kindly to people with Tourette’s – and what not to say (msn.com) Although most people have heard of Tourette’s Syndrome, they often wrongly think it’s a rare condition that always involves involuntary swearing. But the reality of Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is that it’s a complex, inherited neurological condition which only features involuntary swearing (coprolalia) in 10-20% of cases, and isn’t as rare as you might think...

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‘Period poverty doesn’t just violate women and girls’ rights – it can pose…

Source: ‘Period poverty doesn’t just violate women and girls’ rights – it can pose a serious health concern, too’ (msn.com) It’s shocking to think that, today in 2024, something as natural and routine as getting your period could end up posing a risk to your health. But that’s the reality for many women around the world who lack the means to manage their periods in a safe and sanitary way,...

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Embracing disability and neurodiversity inclusion to bridge the fintech skills gap

Source: Business Reporter – Sustainability – Embracing disability and neurodiversity inclusion to bridge the fintech skills gap (business-reporter.co.uk) Although diversity and inclusion have been an integral part of the public discourse on employment for a long time, we haven’t seen any signs of an imminent breakthrough in employer attitudes to disability and neurodiversity until recently.   Emerging and ever-expanding lists of global companies that demonstrate their commitment  to disability and neurodiversity inclusion...

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Black women in London facing ‘crisis’ as higher femicide rates revealed

Source: Black women in London facing ‘crisis’ as higher femicide rates revealed (msn.com) Black women in London are said to be facing a “crisis”, with higher rates of femicide in the capital than other ethnic groups, figures suggest. Femicide broadly refers to the killing of a woman or girl because of her gender, highlighting the issue of violence targeted specifically at females. Southall Black Sisters, an organisation dedicated to assisting...

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Oxford charity calling for more employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities

Source : Oxford charity calling for more employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities | ITV News Meridian A charity in Oxfordshire is calling for employers to do more to get people with learning disabilities into the world of work. Yellow Submarine, which has cafes in Oxford and Witney, is offering people living with autism and other additional needs the chance to boost their skills, confidence and show what they...

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Journey to tackle gender-based violence must start in schools – Yousaf

Source: Journey to tackle gender-based violence must start in schools – Yousaf | ITV News Scotland’s First Minister has said he hopes a new framework to help schools tackle gender-based violence will empower young people to be the “generation that eradicates misogyny”. The new Scottish Government framework has been developed in collaboration with Rape Crisis Scotland and Zero Tolerance, and features testimony from young people and school staff. First Minister...

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Membership

IELA represents all educational settings, including independent and state schools, colleges and universities, charities, organisations, corporate companies and businesses in the UK and world-wide.

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