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DM Weekly Digest 15/12/2023

Celebrating Agnès Varda

This week Google celebrated the life of Agnès Varda, Belgian-born French film director, photographer and artist who is widely recognised for pioneering the New Wave film movement. Read more here.


Charities' anger as government 'downgrades' disabilities minister role

Criticism from prominent disability charities and campaigners had been growing after the ministerial role was left vacant following Rishi Sunak's mini re-shuffle, which disability charity Scope said was the "longest gap without a minister in post in the last 30 years". Read more here.


Rastafarian soldier wins racism case against Army

Dwight Pile-Gray says his 16-year Army career was brought to an end following a row at a guardroom, in which a white guard didn't believe he was a soldier. Read more here.


Scale of bullying and harassment of women in City ‘shocks and alarms’ MPs

Cross-party Treasury committee says its private hearings suggest there has been no improvement in 20 years. Read more here.


Students demand Cardiff University tackles sexual violence

Meanwhile, students campaigning to stop sexual violence say they will fight to ensure Cardiff University acts after a meeting with senior staff. Read more here.


Police watchdog refuses to back use of stop and search without suspicion

The official inspectorate has refused to back police use of powers to stop and search people without suspicion, finding that chiefs cannot explain why black people are 12 times more likely to be targeted. Read more here.


LGBT people ‘may face some discrimination’ in Rwanda, says Government

LGBT people “may face some discrimination” in Rwanda, the Government has said, but insisted that the African nation will be safe for asylum seekers. Read more here.


The 10 best LGBTQ+ books of 2023

From Elliot Page’s best-selling debut memoir to tales of teen sapphic love at boarding school, here are the queer stories to add to your TBR pile. Read more here.


Bella Ramsey: ‘I’m neurodiverse. By masking, I’ve been acting my whole life’

The actor talks about anxiety, losing their anonymity after a star turn in The Last of Us and the long-awaited sequel to Chicken Run. Read more here.


NHS England Equality Objectives Programme – the future objectives report – developing equality objectives and targets for 2023/24 and 2024/25

The report proposes equality objectives and targets for NHS England for 2023/24 and 2024/25. Read more here.