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About Anne Carr

Anne Carr has been involved in peacebuilding and community cohesion processes for many years. From 1990 - 2001 she was co-ordinator of the Women Together organisation, before helping develop the Community Dialogue organisation. Anne was the first woman elected as a Local Councillor for the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, 1997 – 2001.

Articles by Anne Carr

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Women in Northern Ireland should be leading peacebuilders again

Women Together played a crucial role in the peace process. As violence and tension mount again, Anne Carr argues that women must be leading peacebuilders, driving a Civic Forum to be a central voice for peace. Part 2 of a two part piece (see Part 1).

Women Together in the darkest days of the 'Troubles'

Women Together brought Catholic and Protestant women into talks and cooperation in the 1970s, standing in solidarity against the government and paramilitary groups to help end the violence in Northern Ireland. Anne Carr describes their peacework. Part one of a two-part piece (see Part 2).

A Northern Ireland lesson

I have just returned from the first conference organised by the Nobel Women's Initiative May 2007 where strong and brave women's-rights activists from around the world - Afghanistan to Somalia, Burma to Uganda - shared their stories and work. Amid violence and mayhem, these women are creating amazing networks and capacities to help repair and rebuild their societies.

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