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Transforming Violent Behaviours to Peacebuilding | Alpha’s Story

Transforming Violent Behaviours to Peacebuilding | Alpha’s Story

By Alpha Koroma, Generations For Peace Lead Pioneer in Sierra Leone The walls of the tiny cell shook as grenades exploded outside the confines of the local police station where my family and I hid for almost two days. It was 2 April 1994, and I was only ten years old....

Leading Grassroots Efforts to Protect the Environment

Leading Grassroots Efforts to Protect the Environment

By Sally Bisharat, Communications Specialist at Generations For Peace Environmental issues are a huge concern in Jordan. Desertification, waste management, air pollution, and water scarcity are some of the challenges facing the country, and the impacts of climate...

Educating Youth about Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

Educating Youth about Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

By Valentine Chauchereau, Communications Intern at Generations For Peace “Why pay for a girl’s tuition fees if she is more likely to drop out or become pregnant? Society’s future is in the hands of boys, not girls.” Just before Sharon entered her first semester at...

Beirut Explosion: Restoring Peace in the Middle of a Crisis

Beirut Explosion: Restoring Peace in the Middle of a Crisis

By Sally Bisharat, Communications Specialist Standing in the middle of Beirut’s streets, Ayman observed the shards of glass piled on the roads, the blood stains on the sidewalks, and the black charcoal covering the buildings that survived the blast.  Flashbacks of...

Working Together to Support our Community.

Working Together to Support our Community.

By Sally Bisharat, Communications Specialist It was summer of 2019. Mohammad does not remember where he was headed exactly, but he recalls the speed in which he ran to reach the closest bus shelter to hide from the scorching sun glaring down his back. Sitting on the...

Shaping Peace Together | Lessons from the North Republic of Macedonia

Shaping Peace Together | Lessons from the North Republic of Macedonia

By Rosie Awad, Communications Specialist at Generations For Peace “Inclusive peace is sustainable peace. Only when we all work together will we be able to shape peace effectively…” The words echoed in Branka Markoviki’s head. She smiled with pride as she overlooked at...

Ask the Experts, 9

Ask the Experts, 9

“What has been the impact of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on, and the response of, your peacebuilding organisation?” In the ninth post of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, Generations For Peace is joined by experts from the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs...

Youth Drive Global Change

Youth Drive Global Change

By Sally Bisharat, Communications Specialist There is no aspect in life that COVID-19 has not affected. Countries around the world have announced strict measures, such as lockdown, to contain the pandemic at the local level. In Jordan, for example, the government...

Beyond Differences: Building Trust in Zimbabwe

Beyond Differences: Building Trust in Zimbabwe

By Valentine Chauchereau, Communications Intern Growing up in the residential town of Epworth in Zimbabwe, Tafadzwa saw violence turn his life upside down. Having lost both of his parents in the violence that occurred during the 2002 presidential elections, 25-year...