Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Today marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week, which recognises that children and young people have the power to set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online. This idea of youth leadership is something that Generations For Peace supports and upon which our programmes and activities … Continue reading Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

A Refugee’s Story: Hanan 

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace. Arabic version by Abeer Allan, Senior Content Specialist at Generations For Peace. Her home of Daraa is a mere 13 kilometres from Syria’s southern border and from the country which she now calls her home. Yet where her life was once characterized by joy and peace, it has since been marked with trauma after fleeing violence … Continue reading A Refugee’s Story: Hanan 

World Refugee Day: A Story of “Before” and “After”

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Today, on World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees, whose lives have been for too long defined by a “before” and an “after.” Before the conflict. Before the war. Before the moment they fled their homes. After they left their family and friends. After they attempted to resettled. After … Continue reading World Refugee Day: A Story of “Before” and “After”

How ‘Commonplace’ Activities Build Peace

By Sarah Squires, Senior Communications Officer Imagine your life is defined by a before and after. Many of us can relate to this idea. Those of us who have experienced illness, bereavement or a great upheaval can pinpoint a moment when life as we knew it was turned on its head. In the midst of this realisation, a silent voice screams out – things will … Continue reading How ‘Commonplace’ Activities Build Peace

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Crossroads and Encounters

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Communications Intern Mafraq means crossroads, and it is at the crossroads of many things. Mafraq is this mixture of western town meets Mars-like desert, without all the colour. Its beige buildings seemingly melt into the pale brown desert background under the harsh summer sunlight. Its sparse population was once a trading post at the intersection of highways: Iraq in the east, Syria … Continue reading Crossroads and Encounters