Part of the Glencree Women’s Leadership Programme, the Missing Peace project is an EU funded European Solidarity Corps initiative that supports young women in developing their leadership skills, actively engaging in policy conversations, and having their voices heard at decision-making tables.

In the Progress Study on UN Resolution 2250 Youth, Peace and Security, ‘The Missing Peace’ (after which the project is named) warns that policies built upon stereotypical representations of young people ‘repress the legitimate participation of young people in political processes, social movements, peaceful protest and expressions of dissent’. There needs to be a balance in terms of the voices we hear.

Ireland’s Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security states that women can present a unique perspective on social issues affecting our communities and can offer innovative solutions. Moreover, it encourages young empowerment and engagement in efforts to prevent and resolve conflict.

Thus, the Missing Peace aims to:

  • Support women in developing their leadership skills and reaching their full potential.
  • Enable and empower young women to make a meaningful contribution to political and decision-making processes.
  • Support women in having their voices heard and being able to raise issues that are affecting them.
  • Promote a more peaceful and inclusive community.
  • This solidarity project provides a forum for young women aged 18-30 years old to come together to build their capacity as flourishing leaders, to support one another in their personal and professional development, and to work together to create a more inclusive peaceful society. It will be co-designed and delivered by the young women participants.

    For more information about the #MissingPeace Project, contact our Network Animator, Holly Taylor on

    The Missing Peace project is part of Glencree’s Women’s Leadership Programme. This programme aims to support and empower women on the island of Ireland who have experience of political conflict/violence to become active leaders in the political processes that promote peacebuilding. A key initiative of the programme is the Glencree All-Island Women's Peacebuilding Network. >

    To find out more about Glencree’s Women’s Leadership Programme, please click on this link


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