Lana’s Story: Breaking the Mould

Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Lana has become used to the prolonged stares and the sideways glances she receives while her mother drives her through town. In her community in Aqaba Governorate, few women are able to drive, and seeing a woman take the wheel and choose her own direction is somewhat of an unfamiliar and even striking concept. The way Lana … Continue reading Lana’s Story: Breaking the Mould

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 

The Sixth Dimension of Safe Spaces – Mobility

By Fenna Slenter, Research Writing Intern with Generations For Peace Today marks International Youth Day – a day that celebrates youth and invites actors to address youth issues worldwide. This year’s theme aims to promote youth engagement and empowerment by exploring the meaning of safe spaces. What exactly constitutes a safe space is often unclear, perhaps because a safe space means different things to different … Continue reading The Sixth Dimension of Safe Spaces – Mobility

Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off

By Rosie Awad, Generations For Peace Communications Team I knew my parents would not take the news well, which is exactly why I had avoided telling them. But as I had a signed contract in my inbox, two weeks until my start date, and a one-way flight to book, I decided it was time to break the news. “I’m moving back to Jordan,” I blurted … Continue reading Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off

The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder

 By Zahid Johnson, Pioneer at Generations For Peace My beloved country has changed quite a bit. I was told by our parents and witnessed some of it, myself: since 1947 and up until the early 1990s, there was a lot more tolerance and understanding in the midst of our differences. As I was growing up, I saw many tourists visiting the northern areas of Pakistan. … Continue reading The Power of Listening – Reflections of a Pakistani Peace Builder