Context

More than two decades since the signing of the Good Friday / Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland and the border counties remain deeply divided along communal lines. A contributing factor to this divide is the inadequacy of the Agreement and subsequent political efforts to address the legacy of past violence. The deficit is most acutely felt in the divisive relationship between victims and survivors groups and the individuals, groups, and institutions perceived to have inflicted harm upon them in the past. The Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue project is designed to promote and facilitate contact between these groups, and share learnings from these dialogues on a national and International basis. 

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