Ask The Experts, 4

“What aspect of informal education has the most impact on preventing violent extremism?” In the fourth post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by five of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs to answer a new question in honour of International Education Week and International Students’ Day. Elizabeth Hume | Vice President and Acting CEO at Alliance for Peacebuilding We understand the … Continue reading Ask The Experts, 4

Through Zahid’s Eyes: Overcoming Trauma and Terrorism

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace It was 8:50am in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), the Pakistani-administered region of Kashmir, when the buildings collapsed. In a matter of moments, thousands were killed – a number that would skyrocket into the hundreds of thousands in the coming days and weeks as those needing medical attention failed to receive it. In a matter of moments, students watched … Continue reading Through Zahid’s Eyes: Overcoming Trauma and Terrorism

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

Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The Sharia Crisis of 2000 has left many families in devastation, even 18 years after the episode. In April, we posted stories of some Delegates who lost loved ones to the crisis. Just like them, many others too lost loved ones to the violence that arose. Abubakar Isah and Umma Muhammad Garba, Participants in Generations For Peace Advocacy For Peace … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Revenge