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Montevideo, September 29th 2022 - 02:17 UTC

Tag: diversity

  • Saturday, May 29th 2021 - 15:52 UTC

    Controversial women's quota bill in fishing vessels passed by Argentine Senate

    The bill sponsored by lawmaker Nancy Gonzalez from Chubut, is denominated Scheme to Promote and Participate Women and Diversities in the Fisheries Sector

    The Argentine congress gave half sanction to a bill that modifies several articles of the Federal Fisheries Law making it mandatory for the incorporation of 30% of women and 1% of sexual diversity members to the fishing fleet crews.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 14:17 UTC

    March for Diversity illuminates Montevideo in favor of LGBT culture

    In the eleventh edition of the mobilization, thousands of people marched under different slogans in Montevideo. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    British Army HQ with gender-neutral toilets

    More than 2,000 military and civilian personnel are housed at the Army’s £44million HQ in Andover, Hants.

    Toilets at British Army headquarters are now gender-neutral, according to the London media. “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” signs have been removed as part of a huge equality drive across the military. Chiefs have warned officers that promotions will be blocked unless they improve the “inclusiveness and diversity” of units.