Glencree (www.glencree.ie) is dedicated to transforming violent conflict and building peaceful, inclusive societies across the island of Ireland, within Northern Ireland, between Ireland and the UK, and internationally. Established in 1974 in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, Glencree played a key role in the peace process bringing together those in conflict for confidential dialogue and building relationships across divides. Today, we work with victims and survivors in Northern Ireland; women across marginalised communities who experience political conflict/violence; migrants, refugees and members of ethnic and faith minority communities; students and young adults north and south of the border; and policymakers, politicians, diplomats and civil society leaders who work to find solutions to sustainable peace. We also continue to share learnings in conflict and post-conflict societies internationally including Haiti.
Peace Heroines is an uplifting and inspirational project that explores a difficult and painful era of Northern Irish history through the empowering stories of 30 ordinary women who overcame extraordinary challenges and personal sacrifices to play a pivotal role in the peace process. Peace Heroines will inspire young people with authentic role models and equip them with the skills and confidence to take an active role in co-creating lasting peace. Research shows that achieving gender equality helps to prevent conflict and when women are involved in peacebuilding, the probability that violence will end increases by 24%. Peace agreements that involve women are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years. However, a report by UN Women revealed that only 4% of participants in peace processes were women.
EVENT: H.E. The President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visit to Glencree Centre
DATE: Thursday 20th October 2022
ADDRESS: The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Glencree, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, A98 D635, Ireland