Background

The Anti-Tribalism Movement was established in 2010 by a group of young Somalis who wanted to fight tribe-based discrimination and inequalities. Since then it has grown into an international force with 140,000 supporters that strive to combat prejudice, tribalism, inequality, 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 divisions can cause. Too many lives are still limited, controlled and even threatened because of these differences. 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 safe space for members and communities to reflect on how tribalism and inequality have 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 within targeted communities and beyond. Our members are drawn from all segments of society and backgrounds and they have enabled us to combat tribalism and inequality over the last 9 years. We are eager to attract even more members and expand the breadth and depth of our work.