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

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

Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “On one hand, I am intelligent and an achiever, but on the other hand, I was disgusting and shameful.” Her lips curling into an uneasy smile that poses a striking antithesis to her resolved demeanour, Salma Bastimi confesses that her strong-willed personality has made growing up as a young girl in West Africa challenging. “The confusion … Continue reading Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building