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DM Weekly Digest 01/12/2022

Charity boss felt palace’s Lady Hussey tried to make her ‘denounce citizenship’


Ngozi Fulani, who founded the domestic abuse charity Sistah Space, was questioned repeatedly about her background by the royal aide Susan Hussey at a Buckingham Palace reception.  Read more here.  A profile of Ms Fulani, and her charity Sistah Space is here.



Violence against women: The families demanding change


Families whose mums, sisters and daughters were killed by men are calling for changes to the way police and authorities deal with violence against women. Read more here.



Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage but raises rights issue


A Tokyo court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage in Japan, but also said that the ban was a violation of human rights.  Read more here.



Singapore lifts gay sex ban but blocks path toward marriage equality


Meanwhile, Singapore’s parliament has decriminalised sex between men, but has amended the constitution to effectively block full marriage equality.  Read more here.



Half of employers do not report on the number of employees with disabilities, research shows


Almost half (46 per cent) of employers do not report on the number of people with disabilities they employ, a study has found.  Read more here.



Ex-England player Barnes slams critics of World Cup hosts Qatar


Former England international John Barnes slammed critics who have questioned World Cup hosts Qatar's treatment of migrant workers, saying detractors of the country had turned a blind eye to their progress on human rights.  Read more here.



Afghanistan: Parks become latest no-go areas for women in Kabul


As the Taliban further limit what they can do, Afghan women and girls fear what could come next.  Read more here.



Rock the Ribbon

1st December is World Aids Day.  Read more here.




Happy Birthday to Gerald "Jerry" Lawson - bravo to Google for recognising this pioneer of the video game!



Two-Thirds Will Tell People They’re ‘Fine’ Over the Holidays Even When They’re Not: Here are 12 Better Responses


A poll of 2,000 adults found that two-thirds will tell friends and family they are ‘fine’ over the holiday period, even when they’re not.  Read more here.



And finally....



Diverse Matters is heading to the 2022 Inclusive Awards


We have been nominated for Best Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy - wish us luck!  Read more here.