We work with partners to produce content such as films, publications, plays, and organize seminars, reconciliation conferences, events and trainings. These challenge existing stereotypes and promote understanding, tolerance awareness of peaceful ways to resolve conflicts. They help both outsiders and tribal communities better understand the complexities of each situation.
Creating space for dialogue is essential in order to build cohesive and harmonize societies. We connect people from different clans, tribes, nations, affected by the same tribal conflict, enabling them to talk about the tribalism and its impact. Through dialogue, we are able to build confidence and trust, collaborations between the different communities. Our partners are exceptional people who have made difficult choices to challenge violence and work within their societies for a better future and we offer support and collaborations.
The Anti-Tribalism Movement undertakes a number of initiatives and campaigns to advocate for the communities we serve including marginalised groups to bring understandings to the challenges they face. We do this by formulating recommendations to stakeholders by working with affected communities and individuals.
We are collaborating with academics on an international research project to identify the root causes of tribalism with Somali communities. Through the findings of the research, we plan to develop a book that will be included in the Somali curriculums and will help educate school children on the origins and reality of Somalia’s clan system and will inoculate against the misuse of these differences later in life.
Over the next three years, we will train 120 young leaders to become role models, influence change that benefits their communities and the wider society, to become bridgeheads enabling other young people to follow in their footsteps and to provide strategic leadership that ensures the voice and needs of their communities are represented at all levels of public decision-marking.