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A Somali ethnic tick box is needed in the UK’s 2021 census

The need to include Somali ethnicity on National Census Today, nobody knows the exact numbers of Somalis in the UK with the official numbers being around 109,000 but anecdotal numbers suggesting Somalis in the UK are between 250,000- 400,000. Every 10 years, The Office of National Statistics (ONS) collects and publishes statistics related to the economy, population, and society at national, regional and local levels. Collected data is then analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders including local authorities who use the supplied data to allocated resources. With…

ATM Fellowship ‘A Beacon of Social Mobility’.

The second  ATM Fellowship networking event took place on Tuesday, 9th May 2018 at the Foreign Commonwealth Office. The ATM Fellows, who are now midway through their Law and Leadership programme, were joined by colleagues from a wide variety of agencies sectors. Ben Lyster-Binns, Head of Joint Foreign & Commonwealth Office-Department for International Development Somalia Unit and…

Pathways for Peace: Reflections from Somalia

Earlier this spring, I was invited to participate in the launch of Pathways for Peace, an important study jointly developed by the UN and World Bank. Based on extensive research of what has ‘worked’ in different countries, the study sets out recommendations for how development processes can better interact with security, diplomacy, mediation, and other…

Young Leaders In Action

Voting as a political and social act is often something we consider to be part and parcel of everyday life. In fact, we have become so accustomed to voting that a culture of apathy has grown around the act. Yet, you often hear that young Somali-British don’t care about politics- but that’s certainly not true…

ATM Fellows Visit 10 Downing Street!

Last Friday, ATM Fellows made their mark on No.10 Downing Street in an exciting meeting with the Prime Minister’s advisers. The group were joined by representatives from SOAS University of London and Dahabshiil who have been the principal sponsor of the ATM programme since its inception. The group entered the home of British politics through…

ATM FELLOW’S: UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE FCO.

The ATM Fellows were fortunate to spend a day at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, where they heard from the various departments and gained a greater understanding of the important work of the FCO. The programme not only provides exceptional community leaders with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Leadership but also develops…

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,…

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…

Somaliland, Democratic spirit on display

Today is a great day for the people of Somaliland who come together to choose a leader in the spirit of democracy, peace and shared purpose. This is a good story that needs to be encouraged as a beacon for recovery/relative progress and stability. Given the little resources available at their disposal Somaliland is punching…

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