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

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

The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder

 By Zahid Johnson, Pioneer at Generations For Peace My beloved country has changed quite a bit. I was told by our parents and witnessed some of it, myself: since 1947 and up until the early 1990s, there was a lot more tolerance and understanding in the midst of our differences. As I was growing up, I saw many tourists visiting the northern areas of Pakistan. … Continue reading The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder

Localising UNSCR 2250: Lessons from the Kampala Youth Seminar

By Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace Last November, I had the pleasure of participating in the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ (WFUNA) “Kampala Youth Seminar” in Uganda with two Generations For Peace Delegates. The seminar brought together over 80 youth from 13 countries to discuss how to promote and localise UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace, and security. … Continue reading Localising UNSCR 2250: Lessons from the Kampala Youth Seminar