Amie Gallagher

Amie is a community development worker from Creggan in Derry. She has a background in human rights and women’s rights education and facilitation through her work with the Creggan Enterprises Unheard Voices project, which works with women previously marginalized from community development and peace building. Amie has experience in facilitating good relations and contentious issues workshops with young people from interface communities and is working on the IFI Personal Youth Development Programme, the LifeHack project, based in Creggan Enterprises. The project aims to achieve meaningful engagement with disengaged young people for skills development, personal and social development and good relations. Amie has participated in educational visits to Washington DC as part of the International Fund for Ireland’s AMBIT programme, as well as attending the Transitional Justice Institute’s and INCORE summer schools. These experiences provided the opportunity to learn from international peace building practitioners and to view her own work from different perspectives and adopt new methods. Her interests lie particularly in the development of deprived communities in a post conflict setting, informal community education, opportunities for inclusion of minorities, policing these communities and the experiences and outcomes for women and young people, considering the intergenerational impact of the conflict.