The inclusion of children and young people on victims’ issues to influence cultural or policy change is important, and one of our current priorities.
We have published some significant research reports on transgenerational issues are now shaping the next steps to deliver change.
It is crucial that we look at this aspect of our work through a victims and survivors’ lens, and add to, rather than duplicate work that is going on across government programmes, funding streams and the community sector on reconciliation and peacebuilding.
Education is one element of this that can be explored in a formal and informal context.
It can help us to develop creative initiative to expand how we engage in conversations around the past, how we share learning with current and future generations and how we use that learning both to heal, and to prevent us from going backwards.