An initiative of our Women's Leadership Programme, the Glencree All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network aims to support women impacted by political conflict or violence to become actors in post-conflict peacebuilding and transformation on the island of Ireland or in their conflict affected country of origin.

The Network engages women leaders from cross-community backgrounds in Northern Ireland, cross-border rural regions, and women with experience of political conflict/violence in their country of origin who now live on the island of Ireland.

As members of the network, women from across the generations, communities, cultures and ethnicities have the opportunity to connect, build relationships and share their experiences and learnings in peacebuilding and conflict transformation with other women in a safe-space.

Members are encouraged and supported to engage in policy conversations related to women’s needs and rights in the context of peacebuilding and post conflict transformation and become actors in peacebuilding processes and negotiations.

Network members can also take part in Glencree events and activities designed to support women in having their voices heard in policy conversations and peacebuilding processes relevant to women.


Upcoming Network events

Peace Book Club

Next Event: Tuesday 30 July 2024, 1 – 2pm.

Book for review: 'The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture' by Gabor Maté.

Our Peace Book Club provides space for collective learning, reflection and conversation amongst participants.

Diary Notice: Peace Book Club takes place on the last Tuesday of every month at 1pm (unless otherwise advised).

More Info, Book Discount & Register

Story Exchange Facilitator Training - throughout July

Network members are invited to take part in a 3-module training course towards certification as a Story Exchange Facilitator. The training will be funded through the European Solidarity Corps BRIDGE Intergenerational Storytelling project and delivered online by Narrative4 facilitators.

Training dates and modules are:

  • Module 1: The Story Exchange, 11 July
  • Module 2: N4’s Work and Application, 31 July
  • Module 3: Facilitation Skills, date tbc

    email: for more information.

  • Intergenerational Storytelling

    In 2023, five young members of the All-Island Women's Peacebuilding Network drew on learnings from their participation in Glencree's Missing Peace project to develop their own intergenerational storytelling project.

    Find out more about The BRIDGE Intergenerational Storytelling project
    Coffee & Collaboration - Virtual Gatherings

    Next gathering: Wednesday 7 August, 1 - 2pm.

    Launched in 2022, this virtual gathering of members of our All-Island Women's Peacebuilding Network, participants in our Women's Leadership programme and women leaders provides a regular, informal forum to network and share ideas, work plans and activities in the peacebuilding community.

    Find Out More & Register

    Recent Events & Activities

    Network Working Groups

    Following the highly successful Network Gathering at Glencree on 1 May, three working groups have been formed for network members to connect and collaborate on the following topics:

  • Practical Peacebuilding Working Group - Date TBC
  • Trauma-informed Practice Working Group - Tues 28th May 3-4pm
  • Solidarity and Inclusive Practice Working Group - Monday 10th June, 11am - 12 noon
  • Once the three workshops have taken place, each group will meet to continue the conversation and decide what they would like to do as a group - whether sharing their practices and experiences; supporting each other in addressing barriers or challenges; capacity-building opportunities, and more.

    Email Amina to find out more.

    Glencree All-Island Women's Peacebuilding Network - In-Person Member Gathering at Glencree

    Wednesday 1 May 2024, 12-3pm.

    An opportunity for Network Members to:

  • connect and network with other women peacebuilders and those active in their communities
  • showcase and highlight your work and projects
  • collaborate and build working groups around common areas of interest or concern
  • explore potential contributions and ways of engaging with Glencree and our programme activities
  • most importantly, have FUN!

  • Gender Equality and Climate Justice – Online Panel Discussion

    Tuesday 23 April 2024, 10 - 11am via Zoom

    With Panelists:

  • Eimear Manning - National Youth Council of Ireland
  • Diandra Ni Bhuachalla - Coalition2030
  • Mair Kelly - Centre for Environmental Justice at the Community Law and Mediation
  • Joanne Butler - OURganic Gardens, Donegal

  • Glencree All-Island Women Peacebuilding Network Evaluation

    Effectiveness In Facilitating Collaboration

    An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Glencree All-Island Women's Peacebuilding Network in facilitating collaboration between members and with their existing organisations was conducted by Harriet Evens of the University of Winchester. This is one of five of the stated aims of the Network which was launched in September 2020. Findings from the research and evaluation were presented in an online member webinar on 21 February 2024.

    Read more about this evaluation here >

    Mediation Training Workshop

    Following on from the successful Mediation Training workshops held in 2023, Glencree Women's Leadership Programme hosted a 2-day Follow-Up Mediation Training Workshop in Dundalk on 19 - 20 February 2024. This workshop was open to programme participants who completed the Mediation Workshops held in 2023.

    Read about this workshop here>

    For more information about our Mediation Training series, please email Amina on:

    Mediation In Practice series

    In December 2023, the Glencree Women's Leadership programme launched the 'Mediators In Practice' series of webinars. This initiative stemmed from the success and demand for the 'Introduction to Mediation' training residentials hosted by the programme in 2023 which saw 46 women begin, or continue, their journey into mediation, adding to our existing network of experienced and practising mediators.To kickstart this series, two of Glencree’s network members hosted online webinars for fellow network members in December. These sessions were suitable for programme participants and network members who were both new to mediation or have prior experience in mediation. This series will continue throughout 2024 - with dates announced here in due course.

    Mediation Training Workshops 2023

    Glencree Women's Leadership Programme hosted a number of Mediation Training courses throughout 2023 for programme participants and Members of our All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network. Among the courses held was a workshop with Certified MII Mediator Catherine O'Connell in Dundalk on August and a two-day Mediation Training workshop in October.

    Earlier Activities of the Network

    Coffee & Collaboration - In-Person Gathering

    Thank you to all the women peacebuilders and our network members for joining our first in-person Coffee & Collaboration gathering on 7 June 2023.

    Peace Heroines Exhibition

    Herstory Peace Heroines exhibition and education programme

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    Women in Leadership Webinar

    In collaboration with Herstory, marking International Women's Day 2022

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    Theatre of Witness
    Theatre of Witness Online Workshop

    Testimonial performance in collaboration with Derry Playhouse

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    Womens Voices
    Embodied Resilience Online Workshop

    Integrating theory and practice for trauma informed facilitation

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    Screening and Director Q&A: ‘Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories’

    Followed by Q&A with Director Marcia Rock

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    If you would like to join the Glencree All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network, or for more information, please email

    The Glencree All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network 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.

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



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