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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…

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…

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