Ask The Experts, 2

“Do children and youth in high-conflict areas receive the support they need to lead others away from violent conflict?” In the second post of our blog series entitled, “Ask the Experts,” Generations For Peace is joined by leading NGOs working with children and youth around the globe to answer a new question in honour of International Day of InnocentChildren Victims of Aggression. Elizabeth Hume | Senior Director for Programs … Continue reading Ask The Experts, 2

The Why and How of “Aha! Moments”

By Aseel Zahran, Outreach Officer at Generations For Peace It was not as if the concept was new to me. It’s probably not new to you either. We have all heard stories of an epiphany or an eye-opening realisation that had a significant impact on someone’s perspective or their approach to how they do things. In my line of work with peace-building practitioners and researchers, … Continue reading The Why and How of “Aha! Moments”

Dialogue overcomes Difference in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria It would be difficult to find a Nigerian who has not experienced in some way the bitterness of the bloodshed resulting from the violent conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Kaduna natives. The crisis has been far-reaching and resulted in devastating loss of life in Kaduna and across Nigeria – in fact, the attacks between ethnic groups have outnumbered those carried … Continue reading Dialogue overcomes Difference in Nigeria

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