Domestic abuse charity ‘forced’ to ‘temporarily cease’ many operations due to safety fears after palace racism row | UK News

The domestic abuse campaigner’s charity, who was asked where she “really comes from” at Buckingham Palace has had to suspend operations due to safety concerns.

Sistah Space Founder, Ngozi Fulanisaid the organization, which supports African and Caribbean women affected by domestic and sexual abuse, was “forced to temporarily suspend” many of its activities after she spoke out about her treatment of Lady Susan Hussey.

After repeatedly challenging the British aristocrat by claiming she was British, Mrs. Fulani said she had suffered “terrible abuse” on social media.

In a statement posted on the charity’s Instagram page on Friday night, Sistah Space said: “Thank you for your continued support and messages.

“Unfortunately, recent events have forced us to temporarily suspend many of our operations to ensure the safety of our service users and our team.

“We are extremely overwhelmed by the amount of support and encouragement and look forward to fully restoring our services as soon as possible safely.”

Sistah Space's statement made on Instagram
Sistah Space statement released on Instagram

Lady SusanThe Prince of Wales, 83-year-old godmother, has resigned and apologized after she repeatedly challenged Ms Fulani at the Queen’s reception to highlight violence against women and girls.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Fulani said the royal family also touched her hair during the meeting, an act she described as “not advisable”.

November 29, 2022 profile photo of Ngozi Fulani (2nd left) at the reception at Buckingham Palace, London.  The famous black advocate for domestic violence survivors has revealed she was repeatedly questioned by a member of the Buckingham Palace family at the Queen's reception, where she "really come from".  Release date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

The Sistah Space founder said: “I was standing next to two other women – black women – and she (Lady Susan) was just walking straight towards me and she took my padlock and moved it out. far away so she can see my name badge.”

In comments to Sky News, Ms. Fulani described the interaction as a “violation” added in another interview that she thought the comments were due to racism and not Lady Susan’s age.

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Ngozi Fulani says she feels abused

“I’ve heard a lot of hints about her age and things like that and I think it’s kind of disrespectful about ageism,” she said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“Are we saying that because of your age, you can’t be racist or can’t you just not fit in?

“If you invite people to an event, like I said, against domestic abuse, and there are people there from different demographic groups, then I don’t see the relevance of me being British or non-British. You’re trying to make me unwelcome in my own space.”


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