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ATM visits Ark

It could be said that a measure of how well a society is developing can be measured against how well its communities are thriving. We…

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ATM Young Poets Stun Crowd

We held a live poetry show-case on the 30th November putting a spotlight on our young people who have toiled over their creative writing skills…

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Let’s go public

On the 21st of October, Lead and Be Led’s final cohort of young people hosted a social action project after completing their leadership training. The…

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Anti - Tribalism Movement (ATM)

  • JAWAAB BRIXTON SOUP KITCHEN

    The latest Jawaab episode – we are celebrating local heroes like Mahamed Hashi.

    Special thanks to Brixton Soup Kitchen and Support Centre.

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  • International Somali Awards ISA 2019

    The 4th International Somali Awards brought together talented Somalis to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Somalis from across the globe, from Sport, Tech, Education, the Arts, Business & Community Impact.

    Watch on YouTube

  • ATM Young Leader’s Awards

    ‘Lead and Be Led’ is The Anti-Tribalism Movement’s flagship leadership programme. Over 60 young people have completed the programme to develop confidence, decision-making and critical thinking skills. We celebrated their hard work with a special awards ceremony to recognise their achievements with family and friends.

    Watch on YouTube

  • Growing up as a Somali in the UK

    What’s your experience of being young, British and Somali?

    Mid Baan Nahay (We Are One) tells the story of two second-generation young British-Somalis making sense of their rich heritage and multiple identities. Thanks to our partners: John Lyons Charity, Media Trust and Solaris2 Media

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  • The award for ‘Best Collaborator’ goes to @StreetDoctors! 🤝 ⁣ The 2020 Awards celebrate organisations & young leaders who are building positive futures for young people at risk. 🏆 @London_cf ⁣@Bishara85 @Citibank #LondonImpactAwards
  • Our Senior Operations Manager @Bishara85 will be awarding the Best Collaboration award tonight for @London_cf #LondonImpactAwards 👏🏾
  • We spent some time at the @ArkSchools to share ways forward for effective schools-community partnerships in the education sector.📚 Panellists: @youngh_f @Iamfidow @ArkSwiftPrimary @IntoUniversity
  • Make sure you get tickets to the final showcase for the @The_verseclub !
  • Waa muhiim doorka dhalinyaradu ka qaadato, la dagaalanka arrimaha bulshada kala geeya sida qabyaalada.
  • Today, we held a small meeting with UN envoy James Swan focusing on the 2021 elections in #Somalia. Members of the #Somali diaspora representing young people, academics, women, marginalised groups and civil society. @UNSomalia #SomaliaDecides
  • Tomorrow, @UNSomalia SRSG to #somalia, James Swan will be discussing the 2021 Somali General Elections. Send us any questions you may have for him! #Somaliadecides
  • Well done to Munira, a Taekwondo star breaking barriers one kick at a time! @jawaabs @Fadumo_oo
  • It’s been a remarkable 10 years for the Anti-Tribalism Movement. Read this special piece by our staff to mark a decade of our work. #ATMis10
  • Today marks our 10 year anniversary at the Anti-Tribalism Movement. 🎉 Thank you to all of our supporters and beneficiaries who have been a part of the movement. We are truly grateful for everyone’s commitment and loyalty to us. 🙏🏾 #AtmIs10
  • “Civil society groups respond to the needs of their users first. The intersectionality of our users exposes them to racially-driven hostilities. Today’s launch is a direct response to their needs and ours at the local level.” - Director @adammatan #SharedEndeavourFund
  • Today, the @MayorofLondon launches the #SharedEndeavourFund to support civil society groups like ATM who advocate for cohesive societies. We’ve worked with the Mayor closely on initiatives to counter hate in our capital city #London.
  • We will be participating in this event with @SOASSomaliSoc on the development and history of #Somalia. Comment below with questions/ideas for the panellists. 🗣
  • To all of our supporters, We would like to take this moment to wish you a Happy New Year. Our work over the last decade would be inpossible without your unwavering support. Here’s to celebrating our 10 year anniv in 2020 & continuing the movement for another decade & beyond!
  • Inaalilahi wa ina ilayhin rajioon. Innocent civilians have been killed this morning in a merciless terrorist attack in Somalia’s capital city of #Mogadishu We stand in solidarity with the victims, their families as well the emergency services who are fighting to save lives.
  • We’re marking #16dayofactivism against gender-based violence with Centre for Women’s Global Health @RCObsGyn 🧬 @Bishara85 says our #justice system needs to be better equipped to support victims & survivors. ⚖️ Panellists: @consideredview @LeylaHussein @SoSowemimo 👥
  • We’re at the #3rdNEPF2019 with reps from govt, civil society & business to assess the state of the #Somali Economy. Countering corruption is key for shared prosperity and sustained security. @adammatan will share how promoting social cohesion will underpin Somali development.
  • Meet our very own #NationofPoets Last week, we held a live poetry showcase. The Verse Club project promotes voices of young #Muslims in wider society through the arts. 🎭 Read how we’re strengthening voices with our partners @weareamal:
  • We are having a private event with @tellingthereal on ‘the truth about migration’. Date: 6th December 2019. Time: 1-4 PM This is a private event however if you're in London on the 6th, Dec and would like to attend this event please email info@theatm.org #UNHCR
  • Join us on the 27th of November at SOAS University for our second Open-Minded Debate, where we will be discussing how British-Somali young people can engage in leadership roles on both a social and political scale. Grab your tickets now!
  • We have learned, with profound sadness, of the untimely death of Almaas Elman. The entire staff and trustees of Anti-Tribalism Movement offer our deepest condolences to her beloved family at this very sad time. @ElmanPeaceHRC @IlwadElman #Somalia
  • Mid Baan Nahay (We Are One) tells the story of two second-generation young British-Somalis making sense of their rich heritage and multiple identities. Thanks to our partners: @JohnLyonCharity @Media_Trust, & Solaris2 Media. Watch the full film here: [
  • Presentation from @teresicchi on the Right to Adequate Housing 🏠 @UNHABITAT @DSUBenadir @MogTechSummit #MTS2019 #MogHousing
  • We’re back for the second day of the @MogTechSummit! Today kicks off with a panel on the Right to Adequate Housing. #MTS2019 #MogHousing 🏠
  • Panel discussion begins now on Increasing Food Production Through Innovation and Technology. 🌾🍊 @MogTechSummit #MTS2019
  • 🔖 We will be tweeting live from the coolest tech summit of the year... the @MogTechSummit! 🎥 Watch the summit live at: #MTS2019
  • 'Jewish Community Helps Re-Build Somali Centre Destroyed In Hate.' What an inspiring & powerful response to hate crime! To read more please see our blog here Congrats to everyone involved in this project. @FinchleyReform @rabbidavidmason @RabbiWittenberg
  • ATM will be joining social innovators for the 2nd annual @MogTechSummit in #Mogadishu between the 18th-21st November! 📢 🔖🗣 Find out how you can attend or join the conversation at: #MTS2019
  • 🗣 The Winter Series of our Open-Minded Debate opened last night with screenings of our film ‘Mid Baan Nahay’ and ‘Qab iyo iil’ (@RiyoFilms) in honour of #BlackHistoryMonth ⁣ 🎥 Mid Baan Nahay will be available on Youtube soon! #WeAreOne #OpenMindedDebate
  • We are saddened by the large scale destruction caused in #Beledweyne by the floods. Our thoughts & prayers are with the people who have been affected by this natural disaster. We urge everyone who can to participate in relief efforts. #GurmadkaFatahaada
  • Last week, our young leaders hosted their social action project to encourage youth voices in business, education, criminal justice, housing and NHS. Read about it here on our blog: #YoungLeaders #LetsGoPublic
  • Please join us on Wednesday 30th October at Kings College London for the film premiere of our short-film “Mid Baan Nahay”. Get your tickets via @eventbrite now! Made possible by support and partnership from... @Media_Trust @JohnLyonCharity @SolarisTwo
  • Congratulations to @SomaliWeekFest for its 11th year of events! Somali Week is a key point of access for #Somalis & non-Somalis alike. Through decades of fascinating discussions, authentic Somali narratives have captured the hearts & minds of Somalis around the world. #SomaliWeek
  • 🗣 Join us on 30th October at @KingsCollegeLon for a special screening and panel discussion on the Somali experience as part of #BlackHistoryMonth2019 🎫 Don’t miss out get your tickets here now:
  • Today we were at Lyric Square, #Hammersmith participating in National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The number of hate crimes reported to police has more than doubled in 2018-19. Find out more about what we do at: #NationalHateCrimeAwarenessWeek
  • What is the impact of clan wars on fragile nomadic communities? Qab iyo Cil” or “Pride and Enmity” from @riyofilms explores themes of war, community and nomadic life in #Somalia It’s star actor is renowned Somali journalist Ahmed Hassan Cawke.
  • Huge congratulations to these young women, who return as #Taekwondo silver medallist’s, after competing at the #Riga Open!
  • Are you aged 18-25 and living in London? Come along to our event organised by our amazing young people, on the 21st October at @InventionRooms! Places are limited so get your ticket here NOW:
  • Do you think you have what it takes to be a young leader? After successfully working with 60 young leaders, we are relaunching our Lead and Be Led leadership programme.
  • Thank you @imperialcollege White City campus for inviting us to be part of your new academic strategy consultation. We’re pleased to participate and engage with the university as part of the local community in @LBHF. #ImperialCollege #WhiteCity
  • 🔖 We’re at LSE University tonight for a special lecture hosted by @LSEMarshall on Social #Integration and #Inequality. 👥 Special guests speakers are Mayor of London @SadiqKhan and author of “Brit(ish) @afuahirsch @LSEpublicevents #LSELondon
  • Fantastic opportunity for local young people - Interested? Please get in touch with Cinzia at cinzia@photojournalismhub.org
  • We were delighted to facilitate the premiere screening of 'Isfahan’ movie last Friday. The movie was written, filmed and produced by young Somalis. Thanks to @priya_Pallan from @imperialcollege for their generous partnership.
  • Thank you to all those who joined us last night to remember the late Mayor of #Mogadishu Abdirahman Osman... including our very own Mayor of #London. @SadiqKhan #RememberingYarisow
  • We welcome Eng Yarisow’s Mahamed Osman @1MohamedOmar my father was a champion in fighting violent extremism, my father was at the forefront for helping people in IDP’s , London and Mogadishu were his 1st homes, #RememberingYarisow.
  • Here today is Dr Hassan Jama to share with us the impact on violent extremism, civil war and tribalism. “These ideologies are toxic, we must create counter narrrative initiatives, we need to fight back in unison” #RemeberingYarisow
  • We welcome Lawyer and Chief negotiator at the @wto Maryan Hassan on how Eng ‘Yarisow’ made a mark on her life and career. “He consistently went the extra mile, he was an alley for women and championed the rights on women, ” #RememberingYarisow
  • We welcome Dr Yusuf to share with us the impacts of Abdirahman Osman ‘Yarisow’ on life in Somalia and how he transformed lives through initiatives led and created by Yarisow. #RememberingYarisow
  • We welcome @HIRDAFoundation director Fadumo Farah to share with us “Eng Yarisow was an active member of the somali diaspora who changed lives wherever he went, #RemeberingYarisow
  • Here to share words of wisdom and the life of Abdirahman Osman ‘Yarisow’ impact on the UK is Mr Liban Noah “I always felt his presence even when he was far away” #rememberingYariisow
  • Mayor of London @SadiqKhan has joined us here at city hall to commemorate and celebrate the life of the late mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar ‘Yarisow’ #RememberingYarisow
  • Since the inception of ATM, Engineer Yarisow has been a mentor, a friend and a source of inspiration for us. Somalis everywhere have a lost a visionary, a force for change and a man whose relentless quest for #Somalia. Read about his legacy on our blog.
  • We are organising a commemoration event of the life of the late Mayor @engyarisow tomorrow at City Hall (the Mayor of London’s Office), from 18:00 pm to 20:00 pm. We will be live-tweeting throughout the evening, hope you can join us! #RememberingYariisow
  • The Anti-Tribalism Movement extends warm wishes to all of our supporters across the globe... #EidMubarak 🕌 Waxaanu dadka Soomaaliyeed meelkastay joogan u rajaynaynaa... #CiidWanaagsan 🕌
  • “Even with him being the Mayor of Mogadishu... he was connected to the challenges that the Somali community were facing here.” Watch this tribute to Abdirahman O. Osman by skipping to 11.25. . . @bbciplayer @adammatan @BBCLondonNews @caroline_gm_d
  • Maalin Murugo, dhimashada duqii magalada Mugadishu, Abdirahman Cumar Osman. Waa maalintii aan weynay saaxiib, la taliye Iyo muraayadii umadda. Waxaanu tacsi aan la soo koobi karin u diraynaa dhamaan umadda Soomaaliyeed Iyo ehelkisii.
  • Our team is left with no words today as we process the death of the Mayor of Mogadishu - Abdirahman Omar Osman. He was a good friend, honest advisor and avid supporter of our work. To his family, we are sending dua’s for a man who can only be described at the People’s Mayor.
  • We send heartfelt condolences to victims of today’s tragic bomb blast in #Mogadishu. The Mayor of Mogadishu @engyarisow has been seriously injured in the attack. The Mayor’s support to ATM has been priceless over the years & we wish him a speedy recovery. 🙏🏾
  • We are with @youngh_f at the launch of their brand new website and film produced with @Media_Trust 👏🏾💫 #ChangingTheNarrative