Beyond the wall
Will the children beyond the wall ever get a nice place to play? If they could see through the wall would they want what the... Read More
Forgetting – forget about it
Societies tend to forget a lot easier than individuals, but this too cannot be forced. Attempts by governments and institutions to make us forget are counterproductive.... Read More
Ending the humiliation of women in Northern Ireland
Women demanding democratic participation in Northern Ireland’s peace process are using human rights principles to confront the hostility and exclusion they face from those in... Read More
Good Friday and the wait for a new politics in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s peace process may be upheld as an international “model”, but it still has a long way to go in shifting identities away from... Read More
Northern Ireland’s incomplete peace – young feminists speak out
Organising around a belief in feminism’s ability to articulate and represent visions of peace and politics, a new generation of feminists is emerging to challenge... Read More
Northern Ireland – a transformative strategy for women, peace and security
Moving beyond the paralysing difference of opinion about whether the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland constituted an armed conflict, women peacebuilders have produced a strategic guide... Read More
Palestinian flags in Derry and Sarajevo – solidarity through representation
Victimhood is a powerful motivator of acts of solidarity. It is, therefore, more important than ever to understand and explain the role of symbols and... Read More
Inside Out from Northern Ireland
TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Inside Out from Northern Ireland, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Women in Northern Ireland – sharing the learning
In the last two years, more than 600 women peacebuilders have met on a cross-community and cross-border basis to share their experiences of working for... Read More
Post-Haass Northern Ireland and the future of Irish republicanism
Flags, parades and the past cannot be easily disentangled from the high levels of social discontent that currently exist. However, there is no reason why... Read More
The insistence of absence – the legacy of the McGurk’s bar bombing
The issue of how best to deal with the legacy of the past – if at all – continues to be a contested issue in... Read More
Republican Youth and ‘brave decisions’ in post-conflict (Northern) Ireland
Northern Ireland requires a new political leadership in order to make tangible progress on the problems that continue to frustrate the attainment of ‘positive’ peace,... Read More
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”
There needs to be a re-assessment of who is brought to the table in efforts to build and develop relationships. To move beyond the constant... Read More
Thoughts on community and commemoration
The question of representation is a key issue in the issues of commemorations, many of which have had their ownership taken by the very individuals... Read More
Attitudes to peace walls – key findings
TransConflict is pleased to present the key findings of research into attitudes to peace walls in Northern Ireland, which show that more than three quarters... Read More
Northern Ireland – attitudes to peace walls
In 2012 a research team based at the University of Ulster successfully applied for research funding to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy... Read More
Former prisoners and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland
The changing dynamics of ‘post conflict’ political discourse, coupled with the emergence of a new generation who did not necessarily live through the thirty year... Read More
The long war gets longer – the campaign of violent dissident republicans
Recent violent activity from dissident republicans poses real threats to Northern Ireland - which is often held-up as an exemplary case study of building sustainable peace - yet why does it persist given that it is unlikely to establish a thirty-two county republic?
Northern Ireland – Living in the Half Light
TransConflict is pleased to present a short film, entitled ‘Living in the Half Light’ , which explores the challenges of dual identity experienced by children and youth in Northern Ireland whose origins are from a different culture.
Dealing with the Michael Collins problem
Along with substantive questions, both Serbia and Kosova continue to grapple with the spoiler problem which underscores – as the unfortunate examples of Ireland’s Michael Collins and Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin demonstrate – the dangers notables face if they prove willing to accept something less than total victory.
The Window in the Wall
‘The Window in the Wall’ is a planned feature-length documentary filmabout the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, and their efforts to create windows in the physical and internal walls that divide them in Northern Ireland.
Ireland and Kosovo
Elements of the Irish-English settlement may offer a model for how a Kosovar-Serbia deal might be made, including recognition that the creation of an ethnic state cannot proceed peacefully on the back of forcing an ethnic minority to join.
Draw Down the Walls
'Draw Down the Walls' is a cross-community project which uses art to engage people in interface communities to imagine what Belfast could be like without barriers, whether they are physical or not.
Do good walls make good neighbours?
Over a decade on from the Good Friday Agreement, Belfast is yet to tackle the interfaces and contested spaces of the north of the city, or indeed to look to remove the walls that have for so long shaped the daily lives of the people living there; real peace does not need to be sustained or “secured” by walls.
Comparative perspectives for Afghan peacebuilders
A workshop for peacebuilders from across Afghanistan provided a variety of comparative perspectives - including from the former Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland - designed to strengthen their own peacebuilding efforts.
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