Sport for Peaceful Coexistence in Refugee Host Communities

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Marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace By HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace Today, April 6, is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. As the Syrian conflict moves into its sixth year, we are all painfully aware of the devastation and horrific violence inflicted upon its people. According to UNHCR, approximately 4.8 million people have fled to neighbouring countries in search of safety and shelter, with 6.6 million remaining displaced inside Syria. Fleeing for their lives, untold numbers of… Read More

Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

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This blog is an excerpt from an article presented by Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, at the Forum on“The Role of Global Citizenship Education in Fostering Youth Peace Builders”, at UN Headquarters in New York, 10-11 September 2015. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has been an increasingly hot topic amongst Western governments, but its primary impact is not on rich Western countries: over 80% of deaths attributed to terrorism in 2013 occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. The impact of violent extremism is also more profound… Read More

Tolerance Is Not Enough:

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Why ‘Active’ Tolerance Is Needed Now More Than Ever By HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace Last year, war, violence and persecution left one in every 122 humans on the planet a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. We are living at a time where the level of worldwide displacement is higher than ever before, fuelled by ongoing violent conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, and too many other places. Displacement itself can lead to further conflicts as communities’ populations change, grow, and adapt to… Read More

Q&A with Abdiel Kude: Supporting women in leadership positions!

By Abdiel Kude, GFP Volunteer from Nigeria What are some of the issues women face in Nigeria: Some societal issues women face in Nigeria relate to low self-perception (a large number of women do not see themselves as pro-anything), low self esteem, relegation by men in the community and society at large,

Penn International Impact Consultants: GFP’s Summer Volunteers!

For three weeks this summer, we had six fantastic volunteers from the University of Pennsylvania working with GFP in their role as Penn International Impact Consultants (PIIC). They helped us write country strategies, develop a business plan to increase profit from renting our headquarters event facilities, conduct donor and media research, and spread the word about our first crowdfunding campaign. Read on to meet Aimee Knaus, Ali Pardesi, Annamarie Marquet, Bettina Lu, Logan Gardener, Rahima Jamal, and hear more about their time with GFP in Jordan! Hello, I am Aimee Knaus. I am… Read More