Safeguarding shouldn’t mean alienating: parents criticise FGM investigations
There’s growing discontent among sections of the Bristol Somali community around how anti-FGM efforts are being handled. Getting the balance wrong risks driving a wedge between families and the professionals paid to protect children.
Anti-FGM investigations ‘discriminatory and undermining’, say parents
Bristol Somali parents feel they are being unfairly targeted and questioned by authorities over FGM.
Voices: My community doesn’t need a Somali word for autism
Autism cuts across all communities – understanding it is crucial. I am the Somali parent of an autistic child.
A picture of Somalis in Bristol
An intimate look at one of Bristol’s biggest communities.
Muslim man thrown off bus: full inquiry demanded
Two weeks ago Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail was thrown off a National Express Bus after another passenger said they felt “uncomfortable” because he looked “shifty”. Mr Ismail claims he was thrown off the coach because he was Muslim.
179% increase in immigration enforcement visits
Illustration: Luke Carter (lukecarter.co.uk) Hoos u turjumaad Soomaali: Scroll down for Somali translation As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in Calais and places further afield, it’s...
Somali: Codka Soomaalidu saameyn intee leeg ayuu doorashada 2015 ku yeelan karaa?
“Somalis must vote, they must exercise their rights and must use their voice” Words: Ruqiya Hassan Illustrations by Sophie Filomena. The first in a series...
Will Somali voters determine Bristol’s 2015 General Election?
“Somalis must vote, they must exercise their rights and must use their voice” Ruqiya Hassan The first in a series of foreign language articles, there...
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