And Step by Step…We are Making Progress

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “All are human beings. All are Sri Lankan. We should not separate between Singhalese, Tamil…that is my personal idea.” K.S. Lankathilaka spent his entire adult life – from the time he was 22 until he had reached almost 50 years of age – residing in a country engulfed in an ethnically- and religiously-charged civil war. For … Continue reading And Step by Step…We are Making Progress

The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder

 By Zahid Johnson, Pioneer at Generations For Peace My beloved country has changed quite a bit. I was told by our parents and witnessed some of it, myself: since 1947 and up until the early 1990s, there was a lot more tolerance and understanding in the midst of our differences. As I was growing up, I saw many tourists visiting the northern areas of Pakistan. … Continue reading The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder

The Difference between Changing Attitudes and Installing Metal Detectors

By Tornike Chargeishvilli, Lead Pioneer at Generations For Peace Whenever we speak or think about children, all that comes to our mind is happiness, joy, innocence, hope, love, friendship, and many other positive feelings. After all, that is what children are associated with. But if something goes in the opposite way, it deeply concerns us all in a very strong way. I have been volunteering … Continue reading The Difference between Changing Attitudes and Installing Metal Detectors

The “S” before “He” Matters

By Noor Maloul, Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace “‘Because you are a girl.’ Whenever I hear this word, I get upset. Being a female made me lose many of the opportunities in life, or this is what I thought it did. While growing up, whenever I thought about doing something, I received the answer of ‘No, because you are a girl and girls don’t … Continue reading The “S” before “He” Matters

My Home is now Peaceful

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Any mother who watches as her children consistently fight knows the meaning of conflict and recognises the need to build peace – even on a small, individual, often internal scale. Fatima is no different. In fact, we’ve already shared part of her story with you – just from the perspective of her daughter, Salma. This time, … Continue reading My Home is now Peaceful