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Remembering Engineer Yarisow, Mayor of Mogadishu

There are many times that we Somalis living in the UK have cause to be proud of our communities around the world. Among our people are leaders and change agents on a global scale who dedicate their lives to public service and empowering people to strive for better lives. This has never been truer than in the case of…

ATM Young Leader’s Awards 2019

On Thursday 11th July we brought together beneficiaries who successfully completed our flagship leadership programme — ‘Lead and Be Led’. The programme is designed for young people aged 16-24 living in London to develop their confidence, decision-making and critical-thinking skills. In partnership with SOAS University and Sukoon Training Consultancy, over 60 young people have completed…

Somali Diaspora are transforming the world Politics

Over the 30 years, Somalis in the Diaspora have dispersed across the world and made significant inroads into mainstream politics. Somalis began their story by rebuilding their lives and giving back to the communities that first accepted and hosted them upon arrival. In the past year alone, Ilhan Omar became the first Somali-American in Congress…

Adam Matan receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Anti-Tribalism Movement Director Adam Matan paid a visit to Buckingham Palace yesterday to receive his OBE medal at a special investiture officiated by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Adam received the award for his service to the Somali community and wider UK-Somalia relations. The ceremony took place in the grand Ballroom and commenced with…

ATM Women Celebrate International Women’s Day

Today marks International Women’s Day across the world and we at the Anti-Tribalism Movement brought together a phenomenal group of women (and men) to come together at ATM House to celebrate. Through our work to tackle tribalism, we explored how this issue directly affects women’s opportunities in our communities across the world. The theme this…

ATM meet with the Mayor of London

“It is not marginalised communities that are ‘hard to reach’. It is the government that is hard to reach.” The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has been engaging and listening to a range of London’s communities to hear their views on how best the Mayor’s office can strengthen communities against extremism, safeguard vulnerable people from…

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…

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