Lana’s Story: Breaking the Mould

Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Lana has become used to the prolonged stares and the sideways glances she receives while her mother drives her through town. In her community in Aqaba Governorate, few women are able to drive, and seeing a woman take the wheel and choose her own direction is somewhat of an unfamiliar and even striking concept. The way Lana … Continue reading Lana’s Story: Breaking the Mould

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

How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer “As a student, I see to it that I have the great responsibility of changing the status quo.” – Jabir Adam Galadima Growing up in a Ghanaian Zongo community – largely comprised of lower- and middle-class Muslim families whose heritage originates in neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali – Jabir knows what it is like to be … Continue reading How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates

Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria It was the murder of her uncle that led her to violence. For him, the killing of his brother. Nigeria’s Sharia Crisis in 2000, which we discussed in-depth in our last post, and the later Miss World riots of 2002, both deepened the divide between Nigerian Christians and Muslims, particularly those residing in the greater Kaduna area, where the two … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria