Campaigners vow to fight Universal Credit

GMLCManchester’s most prominent law centre is refusing to help implement  universal credit and is supporting calls to end its roll-out.

Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) says the new benefit is a “punishment” on vulnerable people.

In a statement, GMLC called the new system “convoluted and ineffective” saying that it would not “be complicit in a scheme which results in further adversity” for the most vulnerable.

 

This comes after a local Job Centre approached the organisation requesting that they provide computers and supervisors to help people access the scheme.

Experts have drew attention to multiple problems with the universal credit system, including a minimum six-week wait for payments to be processed.

Development worker for GMLC, Astrid Johnson, said: “The government relies more and more on online services, but what people really need is a person to talk to, because they are being assessed as being fit to work, although they have a severe mental or physical problem”.

Ms Johnson fears the roll-out will led to similar problems as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

She said: “All the examples of I, Daniel Blake are true. We had one case that hadn’t been resolved, but the person involved had already died. Where was the judgement there when the person was so sick that he died during that period of appeal? Those are the kinds of cases we deal with.”

GMLC have joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, MPs and public sector bosses to demand a halt to the policy.

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell described Universal Credit as “chaotic and broken” and said she was “dreading” its expansion.

GMLC provides access to free, independent legal advice and representation for the people of Greater Manchester. Since opening in August last year, they have helped clients claim back £370,000 in lost benefits in their first year

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Campaigners continue fight to stop FGM

The-Guardian-Project-Postcard-Sept-2017-page-001It is estimated that at least 200m girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in their lifetime.

FGM is the partial or total removal of the female genitalia or even injury caused to the vagina, and the effects of the procedure can be lifelong and even irreversible in some cases.

To combat this issue, Manchester has implemented a zero tolerance to FGM and is the the first region in the UK to take this approach. The Guardian Project is a pilot scheme in its first year and was set up to raise awareness and help those affected by FGM.

More than 650 cases overall were identified in Greater Manchester alone last year.

A spokesperson at the Guardian Project said that in the last year there had been a steady stream of referrals from organisations, social workers, police, and a dedicated clinic in Greater Manchester, the only one to hold examinations for females affected.

The Somali community is particularly affected by the issue of FGM, with a recent UN figure revealing a reported 98% of women subjected to the procedure.

“We deal with a lot of Somali communities with 70% of our cases coming from people of that region,” said the spokeswoman

The New Step for African Community (Nestac), which is in partner organisation to the Guardian Project, says: “Our mission is to improve the quality living of the African and immigrant community in the North West of England, especially those from the Greater Manchester area.

“By assisting them with various kinds of support to enable them to their environment and thereby becoming economically active and sustainable.”

The Guardian Project organises events to inform families that there are medical resources available and there is a place to talk about FGM. It is more important now to understand what FGM is about as it is not something that many people want to talk about.

The aim of the Guardian Project to make sure it continues to be a positive and helpful organisation for those in need and for it to become a less taboo topic.

Sarah, speaking on behalf of the Project, said: “I would like it to turn into a real point of call where everyone is aware that there is this project.

“Some of the things we have set up are new within the Guardian Project, such as the data set. With every case we have strict procedures that we follow to capture all of the information not just about families but organisations that have referred [them], to then collate all the information for research in the future.”

Taageero waa u diyaar daryeelayaasha

Inaad caawiso ama aad xanaaneeyso qof qaraabadaada ah, saaxiibkaa ah ama derisba aa tihiin waa wax inteena badan caadi u ah, haddana dadbeey shaqo buuxda ah u tahay.

Hadaba cilmi baaris u sameeyay urrurka SaSCa aya waxa lagu ogaaday in dadka wax daryeelaa ee Soomaalida ah ay u nugul yihiin cudurka isku buuqa (depression).

dhamaadkii sannadkii hore ayaa howlwadeenada urrurka SaSCa iyo mutadawaciin ay kaashanayaan ay sameeyeen cilmi baaris ku saabsan dhibaatooyinka soo wajaha dadka wax daryeelayaasha Soomaalida. Xog-urrurintaa ayaa dadkii la waraystay waxa lagu weeydiiyay adeegyada ay u fidiyaan dadka ay daryeelaan iyo caqabada ay la kulmaan.

“inkastoo aanan wax dhiba u arag inan aabaheey xanaaneeyo, hooyadeeyna u adeego,hadana waa ay ku adagtahay inaan u socdaalo meela kale mas’uuliyada iga saaran howlaha guriga aawadeed.” Sidaa waxaa tiri nadiya abu oo ka mid ah dadkii lagu wareystay xog-urrrurintan.

Sidoo kale Majida oo iyana ka mid ah dadkii ka qeybqaatay cilmibaaristan ayaa tilmaantay in dad badan oo ax xanaaneeyaa ay iska indha tiraana daryeelista caafimaadkooda, taasoo wax u

dhinta fayoqabkooda, mid maskaxeed iyo mid jireedba, isla markaana ay qaarkood qabaan cudurada walwalka iyo isku buuqa.

Cilmibaaristan ayaa daaha ka rogeysa in qaarka mid ah xanaaneeyaasha Soomaalida ay ku adkaatay isku miisaamida nolosheeda bulsheed iyo tan shaqadooda, taas u keentaa in ay ka go doomaan

bulshada inteeda kale. halka kuwa kalena ay had iyo jeer ka cawdaan daal joogta ah hurda la’aan.

Qaar ka mid ah xanaaneeyaasha ayaa walwal ka muujiyay tabbabar la’aanta haysata iyo inaanay garaneeyn cid ay u sheegtaan baahidooda. Warbxintan oo taabaneysa arrimaha

iyo kuwa kalebe ayaa la soo bandhigi doona dhawaan, taasoo macluumeedkeeda lagala xirriiri karo ciwaanadan: SaSCa at info@sasca.org.uk or 0161 227 7966.

 

Ku soo dhawow gacmo furan

Way fududahay in aad arko ama ogaato sababta Farah Caddow uu ururka Sasca ugu aqoonsaday in uu yahay mid ka mid ah haldoorka u adeegayaasha bulshada.

Faarax oo ah aabaha labbo caruur ah ayaa u huray bulshadiisa inuu si mutadawacnimo ah ugu shaqeeyo una taageero, isagoo toddobaadkii labbo maalmood ka howlgala xarunta ururka Sasca ee ku taal wadada Princess Road ee magaalada Manchester

Farah Addo
Farah Addo

Faarax oo ka waramaya sida uu arko shahaadada lagu maamuusay iyo howlaha uu ka qabto xarunta Sasca, ayaa yidhi; “Helitaanka shahaadosharaf waa mid aad qiimo u leh marka aad ku hesho ama lagugu citiraafo taageerada aad bulshadaada u fidisay. Waxa jira dad badan oo waayeel ah oo xarunta Sasca yimaad luuqada ingiriisuguna ku adag tahay ama kumbuyuutarka aan isticmaali Karin sidaasidarteed waxaan ka caawinaa arrimo badan oo ay ka mid ka yihiin; wicista xafiisyada dowlda, shaqo raadinta, balamaha iyo waxkasata oo caawimaad ah oo ay u baahan yihiin.

Iyada oo la siiyo telefoon lacag la’aan ah iyo soo dhawayn diiran.”

 

Dhalinta ayaa keeni karta isbadalka bulsha

“Waxaan ku dhashay dalka Soomaaliya ka dibna anigoo 12 jir ah ayaan imid England. Maadaama aananu meel qudha ku nagaanin waxan soo dhigtay saddex dugsi oo kala duwan oo uu ku jiro mid London ahaa.

Waxaanu ahayn dadka qudha ee ajnebiga ah ee ku nool xaafada Openshaw ee magaalada Manchester, kumana aan haysan asxaab Soomaali ah, sidaa darteed waxaan ku qasbanaa inaan barto luuqada ingliishka, saddex bilood gudahood waxaan bartay inaan sharaxaad ka bixin karo naftayda.

” sidaa waxa tidhi; Ubax maxamed oo ka mid ah dhalinyarada ku dhaqan magaalada Manchester oo uu waraysi la yeeshay wargayska Sascanews. Ubax oo hadda jaamacada Salford ka barata culuunta kalkaalisanimo ee dhinaca carruurta iyo dayarta ah ayaa iyadoo ka waramaysa hamigeeda mustaqbalka waxa ay tidhi; “Waxaan doonayaa inaan wax fiican uga tagno jiilka oo ay wax qiimaleh inaga dhaxlaan”

Ubah Mohamed
Ubah Mohamed

Ubax oo ka waramaysa sida ay u aragto ururka Sasca oo ay mudo la shaqaynaysay, ayaa tidhi; ‘‘Ku dhawaad labbo sanno ayaan ururka Sasca kula shaqaynayey si tabaruc ah, mashruucayagii u

horeeyeyna waxa uu ahaa xog-ururin loogu magacdiray Rajada Mustaqbalka. Waxaan halkaa kula kulmay howlwadeenada Sasca oo daryeelaya bulshadooda.”

Waxayna intaa raacisay oo tidhi; “aragtidayda, ururka Sasca waxa uu u jiraa inuu taageero bulshada ku dhibasataysan dadka shaqo la’aan iyo arrimaha kale. Laga bilaabo Isniinta ilaa

Jimcaha, waxaa had iyo jeer aad ka helaysaa qof ku caawiya. Shaqo qiimo leh ayey hayaan, taasina waa ta igu dhalisay inaan sii joogo oo aan wax badan la qabto.

Waxaanan filayaa bulshada oo dhami inay mid noqondoonto oo ay wax wada qabsandoonto. ”

Ubax oo gabogabadii ka waramaysa qorshaheeda mustaqbalka, ayaa tidhi; “Marka ay timaado mustaqbalka, waxaan rabaa in aan sameeyo isbadal, haddii ay tahay dhinaca daryeelka caafimaadka

ama bulshadaba. Ujeedadaydu waa marka aad adigu isbadalka keenikarto waa inaanad sugin in qof kale sameeyo. Dhamaantayn waynu wada hamiyi karnaa laakiin waxay tahay in aynu ka shqayno himildeena.

Macalinkayga ayaa yidhaa; ‘haddii aad u malaynayso in aad samayn karto isbedel, waa maxay sababta aad bari u sugaysaa barri, samee maanta’. Waxaa jira caqabado badan oo dayarta hortaagan

waanay fududahay in la niyad-jabo, laakiin haddii aad hesho dad ku aaminsan oo ku taageera, waxa ay noqonaysaa mid sahal ah”

 

Maamuuska u Maamuuska u Maamuuska u

H ana Mohamed oo ka mid ah somalida magaalada Manchester ku dhaqan ayaa muddo kooban loogu aqoonsaday in ay ka mid tahay haldoorka u adeegayaasha bulshada.

xaflad balaadhan oo dhawaan lagu qabtay hoolka shirarka ee Philip Martin, ayaa Hana iyo labbo qof oo kale lagu gudoonsiiyey shaadad-sharaf loogu maamuusayo sida tabaruca iyo hagar la’aanta ah ee ay ugu adeegaan uguna taageeraan bulshadooda.

Hana oo sanadkii 2012 u soo guurtay magaalada Manchester ka dib markii ay nolasheeda intii hore ay ku soo qaadatay dalka Imaaraadka carab, ayaa shahaadadan loogu aqoonsaday sida firfircoon ee ay umadeeda ugu caawiso xarunta ururka Sasca oo ay ka howlgasho.

Hana Mohamed
Hana Mohamed

“Shahaado-sharaftan la igu maamuusay waxa ay idareensiisay sida bulshadaydu ugu hanweyn tahay taageerdayda iiguna bogaadinayso.” ayey tidhi; hana oo ka waramaysay sida ay u aragto shahaadada la gudoonsiiyey. Waxaanay iyadoo faahfaahin ka bixinaysa sida ay dadka ugu caawiyaan xarunta ururka Sasca ay intaa raacisay “Marka aan sidan u dhagaysto baahidooda ayaan ka caawiyaa bulshadayda ilaa iyo inta aan awoodo, tani mararka qaarkood ma fududa laakiin kalsoonida ay ugu qabaan awgeed ayaa keenta inaan isku taxaluujiyo wax la qabashadooda.”

Hana oo culuunta isgaadhsiinta iyo teknoolijiga ku soo dhigatay jaamacada Hargeysa, ayaa sheegay in markii ay timid wadanka UK ay bartay sida uu u shaqeeyo nidaamka dalkani. “ Markii u horaysay ee aan UK imid aad bay u adkeed meelo badana ma dareemin soo dhawayn.

Balse meeshii u horaysay ee aan soo dhaweyn dareemaa waa xaruntan, sababta ma garanayo” ayey tidhi Hana.

Waxaanay sheegaytay in qorshaheeda mustaq balku uu yahay in ay la sii joogto urarka Sasca, isla markaana sii wado wax ka qabashada baahiyaha bulshada .

 

Wax ka baro dhaqanka wanaagsan ee soomaalida

UJEEdooyInKa warsidaha SaSCa waxaa ka mid ah in lagu baraarujiyo bulshada Soomaaliyeed lana barro da’yarta dhaqanka suuban ee umaddeena qormadeena maanta waxa aanu idiinku soo

gudbineeyna war-bixin si qoto dheer uga waramaysa qaamiha uu marti-soorku ku leeyahay dhaqanka soomaalida oo uu wargeyska siiyey mid ka mid ah waayo araga Soomaaliyeed ee ku dhaqan magaalada Manchester oo lagu magacaabo Xaaji Cabdi Gurey.

Waxa dhaqan u ah ummada Soomaaliyeed inay si fiican u soo dhaweeyaan sooraana martida lalana wadaagaan wax walba oo markaa reerka loo soo martiyay ay heli karaan.

Mararka qaar waxa dhacda in qof ku soo martiyay iyadoo xilligu uu aad u kulul yahay, lagu jiro abaar, xooluhuna ay gudhanyihiin, iyadoo taasi jirto ayaa hadana waxaa waajib ku ah reerka la soo martiyay inay sooraan soona dhaweeyaan dadka safarka ah ee maciinka soo biday.

Xaaji Abdi Gurey
Xaaji Abdi Gurey

Caadiyan reeraha miyiga degan waxa had iyo jeer soo martiya qof safara oo wadadii ka ambaday ama meesha reerku degan yahay maraya. Martidaasina waxay isugu jiri karaan dad xoolo lumay raadinaya, dad safar dhul dheer ku socda oo reerkaa habeenka u hoyana iyo macaalimiinta qur’aanka doonaya ineey reerahaa baraan. Inaad martidaa ku soo magangashay aad si fiican u marti soortaa goorteey doontaba hakuu yimaadaane waa arrin aad u wanaagsan oo bulshada soomaaliyeed ay ka simantahay meeleey joogtaba.

nolosha dadka reer miyiga ahi had iyo jeer waxa ay ka dharagsanyahiin in xili kasta dad safarka ama marti ah ay u imankaraan sidaasi daraadeed waxa ay iska xil-saaraan sidii ay magacooda iyo

sharaftooda ay u ilaashan lahaayeen oo aanay bulshada ugu dhex ceeboobi lahayn.

Haddii reerku leeyahay geel waxa martida loo qoondeeyaa hal ama labbo halaad oo irmaan si martida loogu deeqo caano, mararka qaarkoodna haddii uu reerku ladan yahay waxa ay martidaa ku sooraan ama u qalaan neef adhiya ama geela hadba inta aay tirada dadka soo martiyay ay leegyihiin.  Xataa hadii uu xiligu xunyahay waxaa waajib ah oo martida la sooro oo la soo dhaweeyo ayadoon loo eegayn qabiilka ama xataa hadii labada reerahoodu colyihiin.

Waxa ay ahayd mid ceebka weyn ku ah dhaqanka Soomaaliyeed in aan la soo dhaweyn ama la soorin qofka safarka ah. Qoyska ama reerka ku kaca falkan fooshaxun ee marti qadiya ama aan gogol u fidini waxa uu ahaa mid sheegan oo ku ceebooba bulshada dhexdooda, had iyo jeerna lagu hadal hayo gooba ayskugu yimaad, marka qaarna lagu xuso suugaanta oo gabo laga tiriyo.