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Working Together Towards a Prosperous and Peaceful Future

Gail Steward, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace Eyeing the players one-by-one, Nafisa is already judging each based on their ethnicity. As their football coach, she has already chosen her favourite players – those that are of the same ethnicity as herself...

Women Peacebuilding Pioneers: Lina Al-Maabra

By Amelia O’Brien, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace Living and working in Ain Al Baidha area in the far south of Jordan, Lina Al-Maabra’s goals and achievements in her volunteer work all align under one belief: ‘when the teaching profession transcends...

Volunteers Pushing the Boundaries: Tayma’s Story

By Amelia O’Brien, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace Tayma Feisal is no stranger to taking on challenges and opportunities to grow in her community. In June 2019, she joined the Jordanian Civil Defense Volunteers team, going through a rigorous training...

Going Local in Peacebuilding

By Victoria Nyanjura, Fundraising Associate at Generations For Peace I was blown away by the overwhelming number of 39 Generation For Peace (GFP) volunteers from around the world arriving at the hotel. It was just one of the greatest moments of this year that has...

Can You Support Peacebuilding Through Your Own Work?

By Clint Robert Niehus, Fundraising Specialist at Generations For Peace One question often asked of fundraisers is ‘If I do not have much money to donate, how can I help contribute to your good cause?’ This is an important question, especially when you are looking to...

Claiming the Right to an Education in Uganda

By Amelia O’Brien, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace Growing up in the Wakiso district of Uganda, Nampamba Winnie depended on her father in order to obtain her education. However, with one sister and ten half siblings, the resources for consistent...

The Tale of Two Journalists in Northern Nigeria

By Generations For Peace Nigeria Across the globe, the creation and use of unverified news and hate speech is on the rise as different media sources and platforms keep emerging, making it easier for anyone to say whatever they want. Often times, these are created and...

The Journey from My Abduction to Building a Safer World for Women

By Victoria Nyanjura, Fundraising Associate at Generations For Peace On 9 October 1996, I was fast asleep in my boarding school, Saint Mary’s Catholic College, in northern Uganda, when a Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), abducted 139 out of 400...

Ask the Experts, 7

“Why do we need long-term strategies to reduce and prevent global violence?” In the seventh post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by experts from around the world to answer a new question in honour of the Global Fragility Act,...

Restoring a Sense of Belonging in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace Nigeria 8 July 2017. The date is forever etched in Mendie N. Jeremiah’s memory; it was the day he felt as if he belonged nowhere. Born and raised in Zaria Kaduna, the Northern part of Nigeria, Mendie’s life was turned upside down by the March...