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

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

Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace The walls of the tiny cell shook as grenades exploded outside the confines of the local police station where Alpha and his family hid for the better part of two days. It was April 2, 1994. 24 hours earlier, at 6pm on April 1, the small township of Masingbi in the centre of Sierra Leone fell … Continue reading Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The attack happened one night after he had returned from giving a lecture at the Kaduna State University, while he was walking from his home in Narayi to visit a friend in the nearby community of Unguwan Maigero. His wife, Laitu, was called to identify his body, which had multiple knife wounds from the attack, carried out by Hausa-Fulani Muslims … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

The “S” before “He” Matters

By Noor Maloul, Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace “‘Because you are a girl.’ Whenever I hear this word, I get upset. Being a female made me lose many of the opportunities in life, or this is what I thought it did. While growing up, whenever I thought about doing something, I received the answer of ‘No, because you are a girl and girls don’t … Continue reading The “S” before “He” Matters