Extremism isn’t the only struggle of our generation July 22nd 2015
David Cameron’s speech in Birmingham, in which he announced his plans on how to tackle extremism, motivates me to bring some aspects of the work that I have been doing with young Muslims for the last eight years into the equation. It is important to understand the real challenges facing this generation. The minority of Muslims, ....
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#MigrantsContribute December 16th 2014
A group of organisations, community activists and leaders have come together to launch a new campaign called #MigrantsContribute.  Britain is home to seven million migrants. In recent months commentary in the media and by politicians has presented 'migration' and 'immigration' as a leading 'problem' impacting on UK's economy and so....
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Somalia Vs UK Transport November 13th 2010
For our Young Refugee Voices Campaign, we partnered up with arts organisation MotiRoti and created a short film. A young Somali participant Mohamed Osman Salah describes the differences in transport in the UK and Somalia.....
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Young Refugees and Identity September 13th 2010
A short film created by a Abdul Aziz on the topic of youth identity. Young Refugee Voices consisted of a group of young people from various backgrounds and ages, coming together and working on various arts project. Abdul Aziz came from Ethiopia and wanted to explore his identity and how his perceptions of it is different from his pee....
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Two Worlds Poem July 13th 2010
'Two Worlds' Poem was created by Jamal Ali, a young Somali living in North London. As part of arts organisation MotiRoti's workshops - the participants were asked to write words which they felt that described their feelings, their world around them and their identity. Jamal worked through the words to come up with this short poem, wh....
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All Shades of Grey Film November 13th 2009
As part of the Young Refugee Voices campaign, a group of young people produced this short film to record their stories of what it's like to be a young refugee or asylum seeker. The short documentary worked with over 40 young people from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, who had recently arrived in the UK. It looks into t....
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New in London from Turkey August 13th 2009
'I am Turkish and I want to learn English...' Furkan, 19 came to London 8 months ago and wanted to create a short film about his months here. Furkan was part of the Young Refugee Voices project and was always keen to take part and learn more. He was born in Turkey and came here, frustrated that he didn't speak English, Furkan enro....
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