More than a Number: a Syrian Refugee Story (Video)

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Her life was defined by an event that began 7 years ago today. To many, she is just one of 11 million – a mere number. But Ruba is more than a statistic: she is a mother, a daughter, a friend who, like many, has been deeply impacted by the Syrian Civil War. The conflict has … Continue reading More than a Number: a Syrian Refugee Story (Video)

Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “On one hand, I am intelligent and an achiever, but on the other hand, I was disgusting and shameful.” Her lips curling into an uneasy smile that poses a striking antithesis to her resolved demeanour, Salma Bastimi confesses that her strong-willed personality has made growing up as a young girl in West Africa challenging. “The confusion … Continue reading Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

Ask the Experts

“What are the most significant opportunities and pressing challenges for NGOs seeking to support youth-led peace building?” In the first post of a new blog series entitled, “Ask the Experts,” a selection of nine NGO, youth, and peace-building experts answer a new question from Generations For Peace. Mark Clark | CEO of Generations For Peace There are enormous opportunities for NGOs to engage youth in … Continue reading Ask the Experts

And They Called Me “Teacher”

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter for Generations For Peace  Her degree in Italian language and literature is a symbol of her passion for spoken and written word and a reminder of the weight they carry. Especially in the Republic of Macedonia – the place Frosina calls ‘home.’ She knows perhaps better than anyone: lines drawn between ethnicities are easily emphasised by language. The words with … Continue reading And They Called Me “Teacher”

Friendship in the Face of Division

Chris Todd, English Copywriter for Generations For Peace Their friendship was not just unlikely – it was in many ways unwelcome. If you were to list out every detail about them, you would have to place the word “different” in front of it: different homes, different genders, different traditions, different schools, different ethnicities, and the list continues. Unfortunately, in the case of Begimay and Yashko, … Continue reading Friendship in the Face of Division