Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The Sharia Crisis of 2000 has left many families in devastation, even 18 years after the episode. In April, we posted stories of some Delegates who lost loved ones to the crisis. Just like them, many others too lost loved ones to the violence that arose. Abubakar Isah and Umma Muhammad Garba, Participants in Generations For Peace Advocacy For Peace … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge

World Refugee Day: A Story of “Before” and “After”

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Today, on World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees, whose lives have been for too long defined by a “before” and an “after.” Before the conflict. Before the war. Before the moment they fled their homes. After they left their family and friends. After they attempted to resettled. After … Continue reading World Refugee Day: A Story of “Before” and “After”

Participants Post-Programme: David’s Story

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace *Please note that, at the request of SOS Children Village in Tbilisi, the name of the participant in this piece has been changed. We have also been asked to avoid using images that reveal the faces and identities of the subjects of the story. They had agreed to meet at Freedom Square, one of the most … Continue reading Participants Post-Programme: David’s Story

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”