There’s been a drought in East Africa for some time now that’s mainly hit the horn of Africa (Somalia). A majority of the population are subsistent farmers and therefore cannot grow crops or live their nomadic lifestyle any longer. Many women and children have been forced to flee out of the affected areas and some have
When Pamela accepted an offer from a neighbour’s friend to help her go to Italy, she thought she was accepting a chance for a brighter future. She was 21, and the promise of a job in Europe was an attractive option to the limited prospects in her native Nigeria. She was introduced to a man
The newly released Indian film featuring Muslim and Hindu women was initially banned in India for being too ‘lady orientated’; essentially not showcasing a male role more than the female. The producers and cast went to ‘war’ with censors after they were bluntly told that the film cannot be shown in any cinemas in the
Congratulations to Asmahane Boudjadar representing Algeria for achieving a Gold Medal in shot put on Saturday at the World ParaAthletics Championship London! There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you set your mind to it!
Over the past week there have been more hate crime related acid attacks around the London Borough of Newham & Tower Hamlets. A young lady named Rasham Khan 21 and her cousin Jameel Muhktar were attacked through their car window in Newham. It was her 21st birthday and she had plans just like any other
Back in 2014, you may have seen a number of stories on the news about women who had fled their home country in order to marry Daesh (or ISIS) militants. The reports were often dressed up with the phrase ‘Jihadi Brides’, a typical turn of tabloid sensationalism that often overshadowed the larger issues: that many
Did you know that singer and former X Factor judge Rita Ora arrived in Britain as a refugee? She has, as you’re probably aware, done pretty well for herself. And she’s done pretty well for the UK, too, representing us on stage and TV around the world. Rita’s just one of a long list of
Every year, over a billion Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. One of the most beautiful aspects of Ramadan is how millions of people, irrespective of age, ethnicity or background can come together to fast, pray and worship Allah as one. With that comes a range of ways in which people celebrate and practice
Our capital city is again the victim of a terror attack – this time specifically targeting Muslims. It’s being seen as another attempt to divide our communities and bolster an ‘us vs. them’ mentality in Londoners and around the country. It came during Ramadan as Muslims worshipping in Finsbury Park were going about their daily
The 16th of June this year marks a year since the murder of British MP Jo Cox. The Great Get Together held from the 16th-18th of June this year will commemorate the legacy Jo left behind as a strong activist, dedicated mother, wife and hardworking MP who was killed whilst trying to serve her constituents.