By Generations For Peace, Nigeria Nigeria’s Kaduna state is home to over 50 indigenous ethnic groups. The region’s longstanding tensions are increasingly expressed in ethnic terms, including those between the Fulani-herdsmen vs Farmers clash in southern Kaduna and among and within the Igbo ethnic groups living across the country. The result has been the creation of a widely-held stereotypes against, among, and between these respective … Continue reading Bold Steps to Change the Narrative in Nigeria
By Chris Todd, Communications Officer “As a student, I see to it that I have the great responsibility of changing the status quo.” – Jabir Adam Galadima Growing up in a Ghanaian Zongo community – largely comprised of lower- and middle-class Muslim families whose heritage originates in neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali – Jabir knows what it is like to be … Continue reading How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates
By Mouad Ahdi, GFP Communications Intern Jalel once wanted nothing more than to leave his country. Like many of his friends and other youth across Tunisia, he was faced with a wide array of challenges, which made his future appear very difficult. Many of the youth he knew were willing to give anything to leave the country: some were ready to go to extreme lengths … Continue reading Bringing Hope Home – Jalel’s Story
“What is the meaning of Peace Building?” In the third post of our blog series entitled, “Ask the Experts,” Generations For Peace is joined by 9 of the world’s leading peace-building NGOs to answer a new question in honour of the movement to add the word “peacebuilding” to the dictionary. To learn more about this campaign, visit its website here. Melanie Greenberg | Former CEO at the … Continue reading Ask the Experts, 3
By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?