Peace and Beyond – Re-memory and transferred trauma: dealing with the past in post-conflict settings – Candice Mama
In her opening statement at her session at Peace and Beyond, Professor Pumla Goboda-Madikizela said: ‘How to deal with trans-generational trauma in post- conflict societies is one of the most urgent questions of the 21st century.’
That set the tone for the conversations that would follow. What are the solutions to dealing with intergenerational trauma and how does intergenerational trauma affect victims, perpetrators and the new generation?
The panellists and delegates had come from over 20 different countries from around the world. Some countries were dealing with past conflicts; some had conflicts still ongoing. We came to Belfast to learn from their experiences in dealing with the past and planning for the future.