Dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence.
Carefully facilitated sport-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities provide an entry point to engage children, youth, and adults, and a vehicle for integrated education and sustained behavioural change.
• Community Empowerment: We believe in working at the grassroots, supporting youth to build on local strengths to help communities transform themselves into tolerant peaceful societies.
• Active Tolerance: We believe peace is a process driven by active understanding, dialogue, and positive engagement with others, founded on trust and respect.
• Responsible Citizenship: We believe social change begins with personal responsibility and is sustained when people are actively engaged in creating the shared future of their community.
OUR DRIVERS OF CHANGE
In the last thirteen years, we have trained and mentored more than 16,153 volunteer leaders of youth in 51 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
With our support, their ongoing programmes address local issues of conflict and violence and have touched the lives of more than 781,102 children, youth and adults.
Our programme monitoring and evaluations show evidence of increased volunteerism, youth engagement, responsible citizenship, and empowerment of girls and women, as well as greater self-sufficiency and capacity, increased social capital networks, reductions in violence, breaking of stereotypes, and greater tolerance, trust, and understanding.
Generations For Peace is ranked #26 in the “Top 500 NGOs in the World” in 2020 by NGO Advisor (making us the third-highest-ranked peacebuilding NGO in the world, and the top-ranked NGO in the Arab World). The ranking is based on an assessment of innovation, impact, and sustainability.
In addition, Generations For Peace is the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.