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DM Weekly Digest 08/12/2022

Ngozi Fulani tells of ‘horrific abuse’ after Buckingham Palace racism incident


A black British charity leader who was asked where she “really came from” by the late queen’s senior lady-in-waiting at a Buckingham Palace royal reception has said she has suffered “horrific abuse” on social media. Read more here.



BBC 100 Women 2022: Who is on the list this year?


The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2022. Read more here.



Islamophobia from the likes of Boris Johnson must be punished – and this is how to do it


A new index would help the courts assess and punish offences more appropriately. The present system is failing victims, writes Dr Suriyah Bi here.



Hate crime: West Yorkshire Police urged to improve report handling


Police need to "get better" at handling reports of hate crime, according to West Yorkshire's deputy mayor. Read more here.



Axa UK introduces free period products in all UK offices


Insurance firm Axa UK has introduced free, environmentally friendly period products in female and gender-neutral washrooms across its UK offices, to help end period poverty and remove the stigma around the subject of menstruation. Read more here.



NHS 'breaking law over life-threatening' wait times for trans healthcare, court hears


Transgender claimants say they have suffered distress as a result of delays. Read more here.



‘We bring something fresh’: the theatre companies exploding myths about disability


Not Your Circus Dog’s new show is a riotous upending of audiences’ preconceptions of disability and neurodivergence. It joins a swelling movement of similar collectives rewriting the stage rulebook. Read more here.



Girls Who Code Launches Site to Develop More Diverse Game Characters


The quest for more inclusive, less sexist female avatars leaps ahead through a mobile and desktop experience from nonprofit Girls Who Code and agency Mojo Supermarket.  Read more here.



LGBTQ+ World Cup fans manage to wave Pride flag in Qatar thanks to app filter


In the middle of Qatar, where being gay is illegal, dozens of World Cup fans are raising the LGBTQ+ Pride flag up high – well, kind of. Read more here.



Germany raids far-right group over alleged plot to overthrow German government


German police have arrested 25 members and supporters of a far-right organisation that they say was plotting to overthrow the state and install an alternative government led by a German aristocrat. Watch here.