This seminar will reflect on the exclusion of women and gender from dominant approaches to dealing with the past in the north. It will discuss a specific intervention to remedy these absences and silences, namely the development of Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past by a network of women drawn from academia, the human rights and victims sectors. The seminar will further reflect on the opportunity to address gender more broadly in any process to deal with the past, in particular the inclusion of LGBTQ experiences and perspectives. The seminar reflects on some of the reasons why these perspectives have been so absent from the primary debate, and considers possible strategies and approaches for devising a more gender-inclusive process.
The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) and INCORE, in partnership with Healing Through Remembering and the John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace, invite you to the online seminar series "Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland"