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Sandra moved to the UK from South Africa in 2000, and is now a Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health in the NHS. Last year she won a prestigious ‘Leader of Inclusivity’ Award from the NHS London Leadership Academy for developing and training a highly

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Hibo Wardere is a Somalia-born campaigner against FGM, who has worked with local councils, professionals and schools to end the practice. She came to the U.K. as an asylum seeker in 1989, having been subjected to over ten years of FGM-related trauma in her home

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Celia Jeffreys is the head of The National FGM Centre, which was set up in March 2015. The centre is led by the UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s, in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA), to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for women and

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"It is important to understand that when these people have travelled from Somalia or any other country, they bring back with them what they feel is their culture, their habits. So they do not see it is as a bad thing. For them, it is

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Forced off the bus for speaking another language; shouted at in public for 'being different'; bullied, assaulted and abused for her sartorial choices. Hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslim women, have become a hallmark of post-Brexit Britain. While figures show that incidence of

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Dr. Momoh is a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) public health specialist and campaigner for the abolition of FGM. She is of Nigerian descent and runs her own FGM clinic, The African Well Woman’s Clinic in London. She was awarded an MBE for services to women’s healthcare in

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This month, the South Asian Diaspora Society at SOAS, London, hosted 'Decriminalising Minds', bringing together four young panellists to discuss South Asians and mental health. Drawing upon their professional and personal experiences, they discussed a wide range of issues, from the effects of colonial ideologies

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TRiBE is a UK-based organisation that aims to empower and improve the professional and social experiences of Black women, by running a mentorship programme, events and workshops. As TRiBE turns three this month, we caught up with founder Seyi Newell to talk about why she

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Hosanna's husband passed away after being diagnosed with HIV in Zimbabwe. HIV-positive herself, she has since moved to the UK and founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service for people living with HIV and other health conditions. Here she relates the second

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This year, a team from the University of Manchester published a paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the cumulative effect of racial discrimination on the mental health of ethnic minorities. 1000women spoke with two of the authors, Dr Laia Becares and Professor James

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