Home Office – 2020 Statement Following Appointment of Nimco Ali

The statement made by the Home Office on 5 December 2020 following allegations of an irregular appointment.

Nimco Ali has a strong track record of campaigning on violence against women and girls’ issues, raising awareness and educating people about female genital mutilation. She brings a huge amount of experience and passion to this role, providing independent advice to help inform government policy and challenge the status quo.

Direct appointments with no competition are standard for short-term advisory roles and follow an established process.