By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace To celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we’re excited to share a new video about our Sport For Peace Programmes in Sri Lanka, which work in communities to help them heal and form a deeper understanding and acceptance of one another despite ethnic and religious differences. On May 18, 2009, after 30 years … Continue reading How Sport Helps Heal the Wounds of Civil War (Video)
By Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace Last November, I had the pleasure of participating in the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ (WFUNA) “Kampala Youth Seminar” in Uganda with two Generations For Peace Delegates. The seminar brought together over 80 youth from 13 countries to discuss how to promote and localise UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace, and security. … Continue reading Localising UNSCR 2250: Lessons from the Kampala Youth Seminar
Interview conducted by Sarah Squires, Communications Officer, Generations For Peace Because of your generosity, the #IWantToBe Empowering Women for Peace campaign finally reached the $7000 mark! Thank you for always believing in our volunteers and the value of this programme. We could not have done this without you all. Over the weekend, we caught up with several volunteers in Nigeria to see how things are … Continue reading Empowering Women for Peace!
By Sarah Squires, Communications Officer, Generations For Peace (Interview conducted in Arabic with the support of Amani Al-Nsairat, Programmes Coordinator, Generations For Peace) When Amira was a little girl in Homs, Syria, she dreamed of becoming an architect. She would play on dusty construction sites and envision majestic buildings sprouting from the ground, drawing her dreams in the sand. Her life has changed greatly since … Continue reading Drawing Dreams in the Sand: the Pursuit of Hope
By Joy Anthony, GFP Volunteer from Nigeria What are some of the issues women face in Nigeria? Women in Kaduna face many challenges that prevent them from being guaranteed gender equality and empowerment. For example, a number of women are unaware of their inheritance rights and the freedom to purchase land due to inconsistent religious interpretations concerning these rights. Women in the community are not as … Continue reading Q&A with Joy Anthony: Empowering Women in Nigeria