Bringing Hope Home – Jalel’s Story

By Mouad Ahdi, GFP Communications Intern Jalel once wanted nothing more than to leave his country. Like many of his friends and other youth across Tunisia, he was faced with a wide array of challenges, which made his future appear very difficult. Many of the youth he knew were willing to give anything to leave the country: some were ready to go to extreme lengths … Continue reading Bringing Hope Home – Jalel’s Story

Ask the Experts, 3

“What is the meaning of Peace Building?” In the third post of our blog series entitled, “Ask the Experts,” Generations For Peace is joined by 9 of the world’s leading peace-building NGOs to answer a new question in honour of the movement to add the word “peacebuilding” to the dictionary. To learn more about this campaign, visit its website here. Melanie Greenberg | Former CEO at the … Continue reading Ask the Experts, 3

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

The “S” before “He” Matters

By Noor Maloul, Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace “‘Because you are a girl.’ Whenever I hear this word, I get upset. Being a female made me lose many of the opportunities in life, or this is what I thought it did. While growing up, whenever I thought about doing something, I received the answer of ‘No, because you are a girl and girls don’t … Continue reading The “S” before “He” Matters

It’s a Woman’s World

By Sanja Angelovska, Lead Pioneer at Generations For Peace – Republic of Macedonia “Each time a woman stands for herself, without knowing it, possibly without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou I Stand For Myself. Women in peace building do the work that is hardly seen at the surface. In my eight-year career as a peace builder, I’ve met so … Continue reading It’s a Woman’s World