Ask The Experts, 4

“What aspect of informal education has the most impact on preventing violent extremism?” In the fourth post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by five of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs to answer a new question in honour of International Education Week and International Students’ Day. Elizabeth Hume | Vice President and Acting CEO at Alliance for Peacebuilding We understand the … Continue reading Ask The Experts, 4

Ask the Experts, 3

“What is the meaning of Peace Building?” In the third post of our blog series entitled, “Ask the Experts,” Generations For Peace is joined by 9 of the world’s leading peace-building NGOs to answer a new question in honour of the movement to add the word “peacebuilding” to the dictionary. To learn more about this campaign, visit its website here. Melanie Greenberg | Former CEO at the … Continue reading Ask the Experts, 3

Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The Sharia Crisis of 2000 has left many families in devastation, even 18 years after the episode. In April, we posted stories of some Delegates who lost loved ones to the crisis. Just like them, many others too lost loved ones to the violence that arose. Abubakar Isah and Umma Muhammad Garba, Participants in Generations For Peace Advocacy For Peace … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge

Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Last month, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) hosted a week-long workshop in Amman in collaboration with Generations For Peace (GFP), hosting 20 young peacebuilders from 12 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region. Shadi was one of those peacebuilders. “You are different from them.” This is what Shadi had grown up hearing … Continue reading Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

Abdiel Kude - GFP volunteer

I Could Have Become a Militant or Terrorist

By Abdiel Kude, Generations For Peace volunteer and facilitator There was a time when the only option I considered was identifying a militant or terrorist group I could join in Nigeria. Seriously, I really did contemplate stepping into that world – to do stuff. The idea would not leave my mind, and try as I might, it was stuck there for years. I felt the … Continue reading I Could Have Become a Militant or Terrorist