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

The Shadow of Gender-Based Violence

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace For Charles, violence left a mark on those things which most kids take for granted: The toys he played with were bullets left over from whatever attack had been most recently carried out during the Karamojong cattle raids or by the Uganda People’s Army (UPA). The community he called ‘home’ was a conflict zone in the … Continue reading The Shadow of Gender-Based Violence

Ask The Experts, 4

“What aspect of informal education has the most impact on preventing violent extremism?” In the fourth post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by five of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs to answer a new question in honour of International Education Week and International Students’ Day. Elizabeth Hume | Vice President and Acting CEO at Alliance for Peacebuilding We understand the … Continue reading Ask The Experts, 4

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