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

Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The attack happened one night after he had returned from giving a lecture at the Kaduna State University, while he was walking from his home in Narayi to visit a friend in the nearby community of Unguwan Maigero. His wife, Laitu, was called to identify his body, which had multiple knife wounds from the attack, carried out by Hausa-Fulani Muslims … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

Dialogue overcomes Difference in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria It would be difficult to find a Nigerian who has not experienced in some way the bitterness of the bloodshed resulting from the violent conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Kaduna natives. The crisis has been far-reaching and resulted in devastating loss of life in Kaduna and across Nigeria – in fact, the attacks between ethnic groups have outnumbered those carried … Continue reading Dialogue overcomes Difference in Nigeria

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Addressing Political Violence in Accra, Ghana

By Love Calissendorff, Research Associate, Generations For Peace Institute Recognising the need for flexibility and innovation, GFP promotes a variety of programming – based in sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue or empowerment – granting volunteers the opportunity to carry out peace-building programmes that suit their contexts. This piece focuses on the Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) currently commencing in Accra, Ghana where dialogue was chosen as a … Continue reading Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Addressing Political Violence in Accra, Ghana

Defining Arts For Peace

By Nabila Hussein, Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer, Generations For Peace Institute Vehicles for peace building series (post no.2) The Arts For Peace approach to conflict transformation, used by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers to effect change in their communities, is one of five GFP vehicles for peace building alongside: sport, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment. Whilst GFP started as an organisation focused solely on … Continue reading Defining Arts For Peace