Tired of War – Laeticia’s Story

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “I am tired of war. I am really tired of war.” Today, on International Day of Living Together in Peace, we take a look at South Sudan, where violent inter-tribal and -ethnic conflict has left 2.5 million South Sudanese citizens as refugees, more than 1.8 million internally displaced, and well over 50,000 dead. Yet despite this, hope … Continue reading Tired of War – Laeticia’s Story

Lines Drawn: How a Hoop and a Court Combat Ethnic Violence

By Megan Mineiro, Communications Department The world’s youngest nation is operating in a state of lawlessness—with some reports suggesting that events on the ground are signaling an impending genocide. South Sudan has witnessed large-scale conflicts along ethnic lines since 2013, when violence first erupted in the country’s capital of Juba. While the reasons behind the violent attacks triggered in December 2013 are complex, political and … Continue reading Lines Drawn: How a Hoop and a Court Combat Ethnic Violence

Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria It was the murder of her uncle that led her to violence. For him, the killing of his brother. Nigeria’s Sharia Crisis in 2000, which we discussed in-depth in our last post, and the later Miss World riots of 2002, both deepened the divide between Nigerian Christians and Muslims, particularly those residing in the greater Kaduna area, where the two … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria

It’s a Woman’s World

By Sanja Angelovska, Lead Pioneer at Generations For Peace – Republic of Macedonia “Each time a woman stands for herself, without knowing it, possibly without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou I Stand For Myself. Women in peace building do the work that is hardly seen at the surface. In my eight-year career as a peace builder, I’ve met so … Continue reading It’s a Woman’s World

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace, and Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace If there is one thing to take away from the recent Progress Study on UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 on youth, peace and security, it is this: “Young people are frustrated by the tendency of their Governments and international actors to treat youth … Continue reading UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study