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Editor’s Welcome When faced by social and cultural practices that disempower and hinder us from leading happy and fulfilled lives, most people feel overwhelmed and incapacitated. However, many decide to act and counter these social, cultural or even natural hindrances and problems. They transform themselves and those around them by taking a stand for what is good and important. They strive to stay positive and survive against the odds. They transform these negative forces to positive phenomenon. Interview with Dr Phoebe Abe an experienced GP is one such example (p4). Read her empowering story and her commitment to supporting internally displaced people thousands of miles away while managing her career and supporting FGM survivors. Roger Henry has also established Taken Too Soon (p12), now in its second year, to transform devastating and destructive acts to positive opportunities for supporting young people and communities to rid themselves off crime and criminal tendencies (p14). Refugees and Asylum seekers escaping persecution have also been supported by a large group of volunteers who were recognised during the Volunteers week and Refugee week (p8). Thanks! You voted for us as winners at Castle Cavendish Fest (p16). FGM survivors have dedicated their time and work to support one another and safeguard those in danger. Read Dahabo Ali’s moving poem (p17) and see proposals by Nafissatou J. Diop on how to tackle FGM (p20). Book the International FGM conference (p22 & 36). Let’s end FGM in a generation! Valentine Nkoyo Managing Editor: Mojatu magazines Email: valentine@mojatu.com

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Group Editor: Frank Kamau – frank@mojatu.com Managing Editor: valentine@mojatu.com Graphic Designers: Robert Borbely | Sehrish Din Contributors: Valentine Nkoyo | Kris Gunnars | Michael Henry | Edwin Ubah | Jenny Carter | Irene Amadi | Fiker Saifeselassie | Thelma Ruski | Irene Ndun’gu | Emily Lonergan | Andrew Mwenda IT: Denis Negreba | Manisha Sutradhar Photos: Sehrish Din | Joanna Frith Accounts: Xiaomin Qi - accounts@mojatu.com Admin: Penny Cooper - info@mojatu.com Sales & Marketing: Abdoulie Jah Community: Kevin Price | Edwin Ubah News & Comments: news@mojatu.com

Contents News & Sports Interview with Dr Phoebe Abe, GP...................... 4-7 Volunteers Week & Refugee Week............................ 8 Living in Lenton.............................................................. 9 BME Mental Health......................................................10 Taken Too Soon, Ending Youth Violence..............12

Community Castle Cavendish Summer........................................14 The Feminine Pain........................................................15 Kenya Day in the Farm......................................... 16-17 Eliminating FGM by 2030................................... 18-19

Faith & Spirituality Why young women drawn to extremism? . .......22

Arts & Culture Zambian writer Namwali Serpell............................21 IGBO Cultural Group ..................................................21

Health & Food 18 Foods That Are Bad For Your Health......... 24-25

Education & Career Top CV Mistakes to Avoid .........................................26

Business & Finance 10 Step Guide to Building a Business Plan..........27

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Dr Phoebe Abe

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When faced by social and cultural practices that disempower and hinder us from leading happy and fulfilled lives, most people feel overwhelm...

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