The Effects and Cost-Effectiveness of Peacebuilding

By Clint Robert Niehus, Fundraising Specialist at Generations For Peace We all want to know that our support and money, time and resources, are being used effectively. This might mean finding the best price at the supermarket or taking a route that avoids traffic on the way to work. In peacebuilding, it means effectively impacting a large group of people and the key people who … Continue reading The Effects and Cost-Effectiveness of Peacebuilding

10 Years of Adaptiveness and Resilience in Nigeria

By Aseel Zahran, Outreach Officer at Generations For Peace 2018 marked 10 years since the launch of Generations For Peace’s Nigerian peacebuilding programmes. It all started in 2008 with a few volunteers in Kaduna State who wanted to address the breakdown in relations between their communities with a series of sport-based activities aimed at uniting young people from different ethnicities. As GFP looks back at … Continue reading 10 Years of Adaptiveness and Resilience in Nigeria

The Boiling Point of Violent Conflict

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer When longstanding conflict has existed and continued to build beneath the surface, it takes little to bring a simmering dispute to the boiling point of violent conflict. Farouk remembers being a young boy and watching this transition occur between the Konkomba and Nanumba ethnic tribes. The Guinea Fowl War was named after a seemingly simple dispute in early 1994 in … Continue reading The Boiling Point of Violent Conflict

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

A Refugee’s Story: Hanan 

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace. Arabic version by Abeer Allan, Senior Content Specialist at Generations For Peace. Her home of Daraa is a mere 13 kilometres from Syria’s southern border and from the country which she now calls her home. Yet where her life was once characterized by joy and peace, it has since been marked with trauma after fleeing violence … Continue reading A Refugee’s Story: Hanan