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DM Weekly Digest 18/08/2023

Government failing disabled people, human rights watchdog warns


The UK government has been accused by a human rights watchdog of making "slow progress" in improving the lives of disabled people. Read more here.



Matildas suffer heartbreak as World Cup dream ends with defeat to England


Just in case you missed it (!), the Lionesses won out over the host nation to book a final spot, facing Spain this Sunday. Read more here.



Afghanistan: Two years on from the Taliban seizing power, women fight back against poverty and restrictions


Many women have set up secret, underground businesses to make ends meet as the Taliban imposes brutal restrictions on their freedoms. Read more here.



Colourful kites fill London sky in solidarity with people of Afghanistan


Meanwhile, an event in London on Tuesday celebrated Afghan culture and protested against restrictions on women and girls two years after the Taliban offensive. Read more here.



Six former US officers plead guilty to torturing two black men


Prosecutors say some of the officers nicknamed themselves the “Goon Squad” because of their willingness to use excessive force and cover it up, including the attack that ended with a victim shot in the mouth. Read more here.



Ethnic minority workers in insecure jobs up 132% since 2011


Data from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), shared exclusively with BBC News, shows minority ethnic people in this type of work increased by 132% between 2011 and 2022. Read more here.



Gay man abused by staff in Croydon care home


The partner of a man who was abused in a care home in south London said that staff did not recognise them as a gay couple. Read more here.



New group aims to tackle ‘stigma’ of neurodiversity in nursing staff


A student nurse with autism has made it her mission to try and make the workplace more inclusive for neurodiverse health and social care staff. Read more here.



'All Indigenous people want is a say in our own affairs. A voice will help us get it'


We’re not looking for advantages over others or a veto; we just want an enduring agreement from Australians for a future where we can be heard, writes Pat Turner,  the daughter of an Arrernte man and a Gurdanji woman here.