Women and the Conflict - Talking about the Troubles and Planning for the Future

Year published: 2009

The women’s accounts span the generations of the conflict from the 1960s onwards.We hear snatches of blighted childhoods, traumatic events, fights for survival, endurance of long-term physical and emotional hardship, strategies for ‘getting by’, great courage in organisation and co-operation. The accounts represent the full range of community and personal experiences of the “Troubles” across the neighbourhoods most affected. They are important in their own right and because they illustrate the impact of violence and the
nature and extent of the legacies of the “Troubles” more broadly.