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Local women's contribution to peace building and reconciliation commended

5 December, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann praised the contribution of local women to peace building and reconciliation when she unveiled an art piece at the Victims & Survivors Service in Belfast this morning.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“I want to commend Falls Women's Centre, Shankill Women's Centre and everyone who participated in this project.

“Building peace and reconciliation needs partnership and community based projects like this involving women from the Shankill and the Falls provide a solid foundation in us all going forward.

“The relationships and new friendships forged as a result of dialogue and participation in local community based programmes are key to us all exploring our past and learning from it.

“It will help us build a solid foundation for peace and improved community relations as we move forward into a new future, based on equality, respect and tolerance."

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