Choosing Peace over Violence in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria He was ten years old when the riots began. He watched and listened to the mayhem and murder from inside his home in Kaduna, Nigeria, where his mother forced him and his four older siblings to remain while the political and religious riots escalated into the internationally-recognised Sharia Crisis of 2000 just outside the confines of their walls. “Hearing and … Continue reading Choosing Peace over Violence in Nigeria

And They Called Me “Teacher”

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter for Generations For Peace  Her degree in Italian language and literature is a symbol of her passion for spoken and written word and a reminder of the weight they carry. Especially in the Republic of Macedonia – the place Frosina calls ‘home.’ She knows perhaps better than anyone: lines drawn between ethnicities are easily emphasised by language. The words with … Continue reading And They Called Me “Teacher”

Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

By Hiba Antoun, Generations For Peace Volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator If values were described by colour, we would see a broad spectrum, ranging from one extreme to the other. When light passes through, these colours stand out, symbolising different interests. Being the youngest member of my family was challenging, especially since it was accompanied by low expectations of what I could achieve. As a result, … Continue reading Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

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Crossroads and Encounters

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Communications Intern Mafraq means crossroads, and it is at the crossroads of many things. Mafraq is this mixture of western town meets Mars-like desert, without all the colour. Its beige buildings seemingly melt into the pale brown desert background under the harsh summer sunlight. Its sparse population was once a trading post at the intersection of highways: Iraq in the east, Syria … Continue reading Crossroads and Encounters

Reflections on an Inclusive Way of Analysing Grass-Root Conflicts

By Love Calissendorff, Research Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute Analysing conflicts is one of the most important aspects of implementing peace-building programmes. Understanding the conflict(s) and context(s) in which a programme is being implemented is crucial in order to ensure that it addresses the relevant issues. That being said, analysing conflicts can be both complicated and time consuming. There are also several different theoretical frameworks and … Continue reading Reflections on an Inclusive Way of Analysing Grass-Root Conflicts