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Open Minded Debate: Is Tribalism a Problem in the Somali Diaspora?

Every month, the Anti Tribalism Movement hosts a debate that allows people to contribute to a positive, constructive and enlightening discussion about an issue that affects our community. These Open Minded Debates have allowed those who take part to air their concerns in front of a group of panelists in an effort to work toward…

Somalia: Injustice demands stronger response

19 January 2018, London – The Anti-Tribalism Movement strongly condemns the recent deliberate killing of Mr Nur Mohamed Ali who was fatally stabbed to death outside his house in Kismayo on 12 January 2018. Anti-Tribalism Movement remains extremely concerned and expresses its gravest concern with recent events in the Jubaland State of Somalia and the violent,…

ATM is Eight Years Old! Here’s What We’ve Achieved in the Past Year

Above: An Open-Minded Debate, with panelists, at the ATM House in 2017. When the Anti-Tribalism Movement was established in 2010, our goal was to fight clan-based discrimination within the Somali diaspora. Our motivation inspired many to join the mission, and since then ATM has grown into an international force, with 140,000 members striving to combat prejudice,…

After a Year of Tragedy, We Must Resolve to Fight Knife and Gun Crime in 2018

In the early hours of Sunday 23 April, Mohammed Hassan was found stabbed outside Scholey House in Sullivan Close, Battersea. Known as Little Mo to his friends, the 17-year-old had been ambushed by a masked gang and killed as he attempted to flee on his bike. Mohammed was described as a ‘clean-hearted’ boy who happened…

Zak Idan, the Changing Face of Local US Politics, and Hope for the Diaspora

Earlier this month, we told you about the four Somali Americans who had recently won in local elections that took place across the United States. Three of the candidates were elected in Minnesota, a state with a thriving Somali population where migrant involvement in local politics is fast becoming the norm. The other victor, Zak…

Four Somali Americans Have Won Local Elections in the USA

Above: Zak Idan, a newly elected member of Tukwila (WA) City Council, on the campaign trail. Via. In November 2016, Ilhan Omar made history by becoming the first female Somali American legislator in the United States, when she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. One year later, Omar’s success appears to have been…

How The IIDA is Improving the Lives of Somali Women

Over the past two weeks, the UN has spearheaded a campaign called 16 Days of Activism, which aims to raise public awareness about gender-based violence and mobilise people to bring about change. The realities of global violence against women are extremely depressing. According to a UN report, data collated in 87 countries over a decade…