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 

Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

By Hiba Antoun, Generations For Peace Volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator If values were described by colour, we would see a broad spectrum, ranging from one extreme to the other. When light passes through, these colours stand out, symbolising different interests. Being the youngest member of my family was challenging, especially since it was accompanied by low expectations of what I could achieve. As a result, … Continue reading Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

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Overcoming the Past with Bravery and Optimism

By Rosie Awad, Communications Intern, Generations For Peace “And then one day, our house was bombed and everything changed instantly. We knew we had to run…” Layan takes a sip of her water, blinking back her tears. “Don’t worry,” she reassures me. “I won’t actually start crying. I’m strong now.” Layan is one of 1600 Syrian and Jordanian girls and boys participating in the Generations … Continue reading Overcoming the Past with Bravery and Optimism

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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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