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 

Transforming Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

By James Luyobya, Pioneer at Generations For Peace, and Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Having more than two parents is complicated. Children of divorce around the world know what that’s like. But James was raised in a different situation: yes, he had more than two parents, but in his case, it was all within the same family, at the same time. James … Continue reading Transforming Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace The walls of the tiny cell shook as grenades exploded outside the confines of the local police station where Alpha and his family hid for the better part of two days. It was April 2, 1994. 24 hours earlier, at 6pm on April 1, the small township of Masingbi in the centre of Sierra Leone fell … Continue reading Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off

By Rosie Awad, Generations For Peace Communications Team I knew my parents would not take the news well, which is exactly why I had avoided telling them. But as I had a signed contract in my inbox, two weeks until my start date, and a one-way flight to book, I decided it was time to break the news. “I’m moving back to Jordan,” I blurted … Continue reading Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off