The Borders We Cross

By Wala’ AlSmadi, Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace, and Zakaria El Baba, Pioneer at Generations For Peace 68.5 million. That’s the number of forcibly displaced people across the globe who have fled their homes to escape violence and persecution, seeking safety, comfort, and home, oftentimes far from those they knew. Today, on International Migrants’ Day, we recognise migration as a courageous … Continue reading The Borders We Cross

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

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

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 

Through Zahid’s Eyes: Overcoming Trauma and Terrorism

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace It was 8:50am in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), the Pakistani-administered region of Kashmir, when the buildings collapsed. In a matter of moments, thousands were killed – a number that would skyrocket into the hundreds of thousands in the coming days and weeks as those needing medical attention failed to receive it. In a matter of moments, students watched … Continue reading Through Zahid’s Eyes: Overcoming Trauma and Terrorism