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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...

Relationships Restored in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace Nigeria Relationships are the bonds that hold us together: whether romantic, platonic, parental, or familial, the relationships we have shape and mold us. It’s the restoration of lost relationships between families and friends, respectively,...

A New Generation of Acceptance in Rwanda

By Nefertari Bilal, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace Today, identifying as any ethnicity in Rwanda is outlawed. This information, at one time highlighted and mandatory on any official identification, is now stricken from ID cards in the country. This is...

Shunning Hatred in Kaduna State

By GFP Nigeria On Monday, 21 February 2000, Chukwudi Clement Iweh went to school as if it were any other day. Yet just a few hours in, everything changed: before the morning break, he heard pupils shouting “An Fara” – Hausa for “they have started.” Students began...

Ask the Experts, 6

What is one way we can reinforce cultural diversity as a driving factor of peace and development?” In the sixth post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs to answer a new question in honour of...

Across Party Lines in Ghana

By Nefertari Bilal, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace “Politics is not war: politics is about ideas and space.” Anoaga is an aspiring lawyer, a dedicated Generations For Peace Dialogue For Peace Participant, and one of the University of Ghana’s new deputy...