The Borders We Cross

By Wala’ AlSmadi, Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace, and Zakaria El Baba, Pioneer at Generations For Peace 68.5 million. That’s the number of forcibly displaced people across the globe who have fled their homes to escape violence and persecution, seeking safety, comfort, and home, oftentimes far from those they knew. Today, on International Migrants’ Day, we recognise migration as a courageous … Continue reading The Borders We Cross

More than a Number: a Syrian Refugee Story (Video)

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Her life was defined by an event that began 7 years ago today. To many, she is just one of 11 million – a mere number. But Ruba is more than a statistic: she is a mother, a daughter, a friend who, like many, has been deeply impacted by the Syrian Civil War. The conflict has … Continue reading More than a Number: a Syrian Refugee Story (Video)

Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Naomi Burnett, Summer Field Researcher, Generations For Peace As part of our partnership with the University of Oxford, Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) recruited Naomi as our Summer Field Researcher for 2016. Naomi is working alongside GFPI staff to complete a research project focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). For more on this new addition to GFPI, please continue reading. My name is Naomi and I am … Continue reading Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Staying Here Doesn’t Mean I’m Giving up on Syria

By Sarah Squires, Communications Officer, Generations For Peace You have 24 hours to pack your bags before you flee. What do you take? Who do you say goodbye to? Hamza spent his last day in Syria with his parents. His worldly possessions were reduced to his phone, wallet and ID. By 7am the next day he was gone. “When I left all the other crossings … Continue reading Staying Here Doesn’t Mean I’m Giving up on Syria

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Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

This blog is an excerpt from an article presented by Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, at the Forum on“The Role of Global Citizenship Education in Fostering Youth Peace Builders”, at UN Headquarters in New York, 10-11 September 2015. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has been an increasingly hot topic amongst Western governments, but its primary impact is not on rich Western countries: over 80% … Continue reading Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region