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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…

The International Somali Awards 2019

Super-model Halima Aden hosted the Fourth Annual International Somali Awards! Wednesday 3rd April 2019– The International Somali Awards (ISA) returns for its fourth annual gala at a prestigious ceremony in central London to showcase and celebrate Somali success stories from around the world. The ceremony brought together the most inspirational Somalis and was hosted by…

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 Young Leader Recognised at Local Awards

The Anti-Tribalism Movement was present at the Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Achievement Awards which took place yesterday on the 26th February at St. Johns Church in Hammersmith. Three people from our organisation were shortlisted for a number of awards. Sagal Bafo was shortlisted for Outstanding Community Contribution; Sakaria Hassan was shortlisted for Young Leader and…

See My Dunya: New Documentary Explores Manchester’s Somali Community

There are very few positive depictions of British Somalis on film or television. In fact, there are very few depictions of British Somalis on film or television full stop. While much of the country’s knowledge of Somalis in Britain may stop at Mo Farah, we know our story is far richer and more complex than…

How this year’s World Economic Forum is shining a light on refugees

This year the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos was co-chaired by Mohammed Hassan Mohamud. Being a Somali refugee who has lived in Kenya’s Kakuma camp for the last 20 years, this piqued our interest here at ATM. When we dug deeper, we found that he had never been out of Sub-Saharan Africa, with…