Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

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

Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Today marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week, which recognises that children and young people have the power to set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online. This idea of youth leadership is something that Generations For Peace supports and upon which our programmes and activities … Continue reading Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

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

Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa”

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Communications Intern In 2012, Uganda was propelled into the international spotlight following a viral video and online campaign #Kony2012. It called for US intervention and global attention to the war crimes and child soldiers of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Five years later, LRA forces have receded and global attention on Uganda has dissipated. But what has been … Continue reading Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa”