Since 2014, Fighters for Peace have held dialogue sessions with students and youth all over the country. In politically volatile and tense areas, they addressed potential new combatants, acting as an awareness raising mechanism for the recruitment of new fighters. In schools and universities, they created an opportunity for students to explore a hidden page of their country’s history, as the civil war in Lebanon has never been properly documented, interpreted or taught to students. Having fighters from different factions give witness about the Lebanese civil war and their journey of change also offers multi-perspective views on the civil war that aren’t taught in any history book.
Yara, high school student
"People like you give me so much hope and it’s the absolute proof that change is happening and on its way. Thank you very much for everything you do for this country."
Student from Syria
"It was impressive to see the ex-fighters speak out. Hopefully the war in Syria will come to an end soon - then we will need your help for our fighters."