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ATM receives London’s Faith & Belief Community Awards

The Anti-Tribalism Movement received an award from The Faith & Belief Community Awards in recognition of the work that our charity is doing to inspire young people. The ceremony took place at the Royal Society of Medicine Headquarters in London and members of staff were present to receive the Inspiring Youth Award on behalf of ATM from Sir Ken Olisa,…

Hijabi Fencers Breaking Barriers

Last week the image of five Somali girls donning full fencing attire, Nike hijabs and in elegant regal poses – went viral and took Somali social media by a storm. The image was reposted by Ibtihaj Muhammad, a Muslim African-American fencer and the first woman to represent the United States wearing a hijab in the…

Open-Minded Debate: the Khat Ban Four Years On…

“The only powerful thing I had was my story. The more I tell my story, the more people support the Khat ban.” June 2014 was a momentous time for the UK Somali community; it was the first time Khat was classified as a Class C drug. Four years on, this month’s ATM Open-Minded Debate reflected…

Meet the Somali Refugees Who Are Making a Massive Impact

This week is Refugee Week, the UK’s biggest celebration of the contribution of refugees. So, what better time to look at some of the amazing contributions that members of the Somali diaspora are making in their host countries? Before we have a look at these amazing human beings and the impact that they are making,…

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…

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…

1991: The Zine Documenting Somali Culture

Safy-Hallan Farah is a US-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, Vogue and Paper. Being a member of the Somali diaspora, she doesn’t think that Somali people are represented enough in the media. In order to combat this, Farah co-founded a zine – called 1991 –…

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,…

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