The Anti-Tribalism Movement (ATM) was founded in 2010 to fight tribe-based discrimination and inequality. Since then, it has grown into an international force with tens of thousands of supporters that strive to combat tribalism, violence, and inequality. 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 programs for our service users and communities to counter tribalism and inequality.
ATM is a well-established organisation with a reputation for being fair, visionary, and trustworthy. We have credibility with the wider BAME community (particularly those with Horn of African origin), grassroots minority organisations, donors, and policy makers. We are often a first port of call for advice and consultation as a field-leader in advocating for change to improve the situation of BAME communities in the UK.
Over the years, we have invested heavily in building strong networks of organisations, working to reduce social inequality in the UK, with whom we regularly partner and collaborate on programmes and advocacy. Our central position in these networks allows us to cascade initiatives quickly, collect and share vital information with the community, while building consensus and joint advocacy strategies around common thematic challenges.