Da’esh Killed My Brother

By Richard Juilliart, Generations For Peace photographer and Sarah Squires, Senior Communications Officer Tunisia’s ‘Jasmine Revolution’ was triggered by the dire economic situation, corruption and political repression faced in the country. But it was the shocking death of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old man, that inspired demands for reform. Mohamed, the sole provider for his family, was a fruit and vegetable seller but unable to obtain a permit, … Continue reading Da’esh Killed My Brother

JOR - Schools Programmes

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

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Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

This blog is an excerpt from an article presented by Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, at the Forum on“The Role of Global Citizenship Education in Fostering Youth Peace Builders”, at UN Headquarters in New York, 10-11 September 2015. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has been an increasingly hot topic amongst Western governments, but its primary impact is not on rich Western countries: over 80% … Continue reading Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

Yemen

Life in a Warzone: Interview with Marwan Almagedi

A territory that has been inhabited since 5000 BC, Yemen has a vast history which includes rule by several powerful dynasties including the Sabaeans, Minaeans, Ayyubids, and most recently the Ottomans and the British. In part due to this diversity of influence, there is impressive ethnic variety amongst Yemeni residents (comprising Arabs, North and East Africans, South Asians and Europeans) as well as noteworthy religious … Continue reading Life in a Warzone: Interview with Marwan Almagedi