The Anti-Tribalism Movement was established in 2010 in London by a group of young British-Somalis who wanted to fight clan-based discrimination both in the U.K and in Somalia. Since then it has grown into an international force with 130,000 members that strives to combat prejudice, tribalism and violence around the world.
As individuals who have either experienced the Somali Civil War first hand or whose families were affected, we understand the devastation that tribalism and other forms of sectarianism can cause. Too many lives are still limited, controlled and even threatened because of these divisions. While celebrating the differences between communities we are aware of how these same differences can be manipulated and exploited for destructive purposes. With this knowledge, we create a free space for members to reflect on how tribalism has impacted their lives and how they can reframe their relationships with people from other backgrounds.
With a dynamic support base we have managed to spread the message of anti-tribalism from London to Mogadishu to Minneapolis. Our members are drawn from all segments of society and backgrounds and they have enabled us to combat tribalism over the last 5 years. We are eager to attract even more members and expand the breadth and depth of our work.