1 - Jan/2019
Welcome to the first ARK newsletter of 2019. In 2018, we celebrated 20 years of ARK public attitudes surveys. This important work continues, and we are looking forward to our events later in the year to highlight the findings of our most recent surveys. So watch this space!
CAIN Chronology of the Conflict
Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report
A team led by ARK (Ann Marie Gray, Jennifer Hamilton, Grainne Kelly, Brendan Lynn, Martin Melaugh, and Gillian Robinson) was awarded the contract to produce the fifth report for the Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring project. The project is run by the Community Relations Council
and is financially supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
The report brings together information from a range of published sources, including: CAIN
, the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
, government statistics, and other bodies.
In addition, the report team reviews the critical social, economic, peace building and reconciliation issues in Northern Ireland 2016-2018, including
- The potential impact of Brexit and its effect on community relations;
- Lack of progress in key social justice and social policy areas;
- Reflections on important peace process structural issues such as PSNI representativeness after the ending of 50-50 recruitment;
- Continued segregation and challenges in recent years to policy on shared housing and shared education;
- Continuing impact of the lack of a Northern Ireland Executive and working Assembly.
The full report
, and a summary report
are available on the Community Relations Council website.
Find out more
Evidence to Women and Equalities Committee
Goretti Horgan - recent awards
The ARK team is delighted that the Derry/Londonderry Soroptomist branch have awarded Goretti Horgan (Director, ARK Policy Unit) their Woman in the Community cup for 2017/18, in recognition of her education, anti-poverty and reproductive rights work.
We would also like to congratulate Goretti who was presented with the Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for services to education by the Women's Forum Northern Ireland.
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