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

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

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Sport for Peaceful Coexistence in Refugee Host Communities

Marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace By HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace Today, April 6, is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. As the Syrian conflict moves into its sixth year, we are all painfully aware of the devastation and horrific violence inflicted upon its people. According to UNHCR, approximately 4.8 … Continue reading Sport for Peaceful Coexistence in Refugee Host Communities