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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…

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…

South West Region Election Shows More Can Be Done to Strengthen Somalia’s Democracy

The South West Region of Somalia has selected a new leader following a much-anticipated presidential election on Wednesday, December 19. Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed, who has previously held two cabinet positions in the federal government, beat his three closest rivals by obtaining 101 of 147 votes cast by the state’s parliament. The election, which had been…

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,…

We Will Not Be Divided by Al Shabaab’s Mogadishu Bombings

We were incredibly saddened by the news last week of anotherhorrific attack in Mogadishu. On Friday, 9thNovember, three car bombs were detonated near a popular hotel for visitors and international journalists in a coordinated attack by Al Shabaab, leaving 52 people dead and over 100 injured. A former government official, a district police chief, and…

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…

Somalis in WW1: A Fascinating Untold History

Remembrance Day is edging ever closer, and this year is set to be a major national event, as Britain prepares to commemorate a century since the end of the WW1. This year has seen a rise in awareness of the diverse range of nationalities, ethnicities and faiths of who fought and sacrificed on behalf of…