The Power of Young People as Changemakers

By Mercia Takavarasha, Senior Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.” – Kailash Satyarthi The headmaster at … Continue reading The Power of Young People as Changemakers

Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

Naa Adei Boateng: Turning UNSCR 2250 into Action

By Naa Adei Boateng, Lead Pioneer for Generations For Peace in Ghana Today, Generations For Peace has the incredible opportunity to share insight, experience, and expertise at this year’s Geneva Peace Week. Aya Albadarneh from Jordan and Frosina Kiprijanovska from the Republic of Macedonia are speaking in a panel about peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and preventing violent extremism. We are thrilled that their story will be told … Continue reading Naa Adei Boateng: Turning UNSCR 2250 into Action

Sustained Peace for Sustainable Cities

Aseel Zahran, Outreach Officer at Generations For Peace Institute, and Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Today is World Cities Day. As the world’s population grows, so do rates of global urbanisation. With the number of people living in urban settings expected to reach 68% by 2050, an 18% increase from today, the challenges facing cities are ballooning. From increased pressure on transport … Continue reading Sustained Peace for Sustainable Cities

How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates

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