Games for Peace is a growing community of people who believe that online games represent a radical new way of bridging the gap between young people in conflict zones.
We use popular, commercial video games, whose themes revolve around the ideas of communication and collaboration within a virtual world. By exploiting their mass appeal, our programs aim to stimulate trust between children in Israel, Palestine, the Middle East and other parts of the world suffering from conflict.
Our programs have a common goal – to counteract the negative stereotypes players from different national, religious and ethnic backgrounds often have of each other. We do this by encouraging a shared, positive experience of game-playing, in an environment where communication and creativity are prized.