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
Since 2007, Generations For Peace has grown rapidly. We have trained, mentored, and supported more than 11,496 volunteer leaders of youth, from 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
With our support, their ongoing programmes address local issues of conflict and violence and have touched the lives of more than 525,882 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 has strong partnerships with key peacebuilding and international development institutions, including UN agencies, governmental donors, NGOs, the Olympic Movement, and commercial partners committed to corporate social responsibility.
Generations For Peace is ranked #29 in the “Top 500 NGOs in the World” in 2019 by NGO Advisor (making us the second-highest-ranked peacebuilding NGO in the world, and the top-ranked Jordanian NGO). 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.