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

11 Years of GFP (Video)

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter for Generations For Peace It was 11 years ago today that Generations For Peace began as a peace-through-sport organisation. In just over a decade, we have grown immensely – with active programmes in 50 countries around the globe and five vehicles for peace building, GFP has made a name for itself in the peace-building field, reaching hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading 11 Years of GFP (Video)

Passing it on…

The eighth, and final day of the 2014 Sochi Camp, commenced with a session on Advocacy For Peace. Advocacy For Peace refers to the process of building support among different groups for behavioural change and conflict transformation, using tools such as workshops, print or broadcast media, social media, rallies, presentations, or other means. For GFP Delegates, one of the best ways of educating people about the Generations For Peace … Continue reading Passing it on…

GFP Programme Cycle: The Building Blocks

The morning of Sochi Camp 2014 Day Five included an introduction to Generations For Peace Events; in particular Sport For Peace Events and Advocacy For Peace Events. Events are intended to increase awareness and generate interest in Generations For Peace as an organisation and GFP programmes more generally. They also serve to attract volunteers, potential partners and stakeholders. After introducing, and outlining how to plan these Events, the … Continue reading GFP Programme Cycle: The Building Blocks

Background Check: Kaduna, Nigeria

By Generations For Peace Institute After 46 years of British rule, united Nigeria gained independence in 1960. Upon their departure, the British left a federal government in Nigeria that represented each of Nigeria’s three major ethnic groups (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo) by region. However, as the electoral institutions were new and fragile, the post-independence government was left susceptible to a series of military coups and a violent civil war … Continue reading Background Check: Kaduna, Nigeria