Bristol’s FGM model, which has the full support of the politically elected leadership – both Bristol mayor, Marvin Rees, and Police Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens – is detrimental not only to the welfare and safeguarding of young girls, but also to the work of law reinforcement officers who always need to take ‘evidence-based’ approach. For instance, the number of girls at risk of FGM in Bristol is based on estimates as there are no reliable data available; the NHS data on FGM has been “falsely inflated” and FGM cases performed in this country were actually legal piercings carried out on adults…
Bristol Somalis Form FGM Committee
Bristol’s approach and commitment to eradicate FGM have been questioned and purportedly deemed to be putting the target communities in place.
Somali community call for a public inquiry into issues surrounding the failed FGM trial
(BSMG – 26 Feb 2018) – Somali community in Bristol have urged authorities to conduct a public inquiry into issues … More
Somalia: Maxaa sababay xil ka qaadista wasiirada?
A.O. Boobe (BMSG – 05 Jan 2018) | FAALLO: Mindidii saawirta ahayd ee Muqdisho waxay shalay subax sariigtay wasiiradii arrimaha … More
Somaliland: Xil-doon iyo xukuumad tayo leh maxaa kala haysta?
A. O. Boobe (BSMG) – Saxaafadda af-Soomaaliga ku hadasha waxay aad uga hadlaysaa, una fallanqaynaysaa liiska golaha wasiirada xukuumadda Muuse … More
Bristol’s equality and diversity questioned
Abdi Mohamed (06 Nov 017) – In March this year, the Home Office Quality Assurance (QA) Panel considered a Domestic Homicide … More
Waxyeelada Gaasta Qososha
BSMG (03 Nov 2017) – Suurtogal maaha in aanad aroorta hore dariiqa ku arkin, weliba xaafadaha Soomaalidu u badantahay, dhululubooyin yaryar … More
In search of sisterhood
Roseanne Looker: “The search for real feminism or sisterhood in a genuine form does not lie in the over sexed celebrity or the power dressing business women, it can be found in the micro ways women try to support and ease each other’s burdens. To me it is presented in the form of community groups.”
Warsaxaafadeed – Joojinta Qaadka
23 June 2014 Joojinta qaadka: Wadashaqaynta hay’adda Safer Bristol iyo bulshada Soomaaliyeed Hay’adda Safer Bristol waxay bulshada Soomaaliyeed ee magaalada … More
Khat ban: What next?
The UK government’s decision to ban the mild stimulant khat seems a poor choice. This decision, without doubt, is more political than rational. In any case, the likely outcomes are frightening.