Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

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 

Bold Steps to Change the Narrative in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria Nigeria’s Kaduna state is home to over 50 indigenous ethnic groups. The region’s longstanding tensions are increasingly expressed in ethnic terms, including those between the Fulani-herdsmen vs Farmers clash in southern Kaduna and among and within the Igbo ethnic groups living across the country. The result has been the creation of a widely-held stereotypes against, among, and between these respective … Continue reading Bold Steps to Change the Narrative in Nigeria

Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

It’s a Woman’s World

By Sanja Angelovska, Lead Pioneer at Generations For Peace – Republic of Macedonia “Each time a woman stands for herself, without knowing it, possibly without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou I Stand For Myself. Women in peace building do the work that is hardly seen at the surface. In my eight-year career as a peace builder, I’ve met so … Continue reading It’s a Woman’s World