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
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
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
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.
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.