Vision and Values
Goals and vision of conflict work
Before we go further in this resource it is worth reminding us what we are trying to achieve in working on conflict. This section of the resource is something you should return to at different stages to refresh what motivates us in doing this work, which has been agreed through consultation with ITM members:
- Creating safe non-violent spaces for families to live and bring up their children and improve quality of life.
- Improving relationships by creating a climate of trust and dialogue around contentious issues between Traveller and Traveller and between Travellers and the settled community
- Building a shared Traveller identity that all Travellers feel proud of and that is known and valued by the settled community.
- Naming of abuse and alleviating suffering to protect the vulnerable and prevent or repair damage arising out of conflict.
- Pursuing non-violent means of managing conflict to achieve desired goals and aspirations.
- Promoting new and healthy ways of dealing with conflict to strengthen relationships between all parties both Traveller and settled.
- Strengthening Traveller culture to enact shared identity and support collective responsibility for it while respecting individual and family diversity.
- Addressing structural violence and internalised oppression – to heal/ repair the impact of collective extended and continuing marginalisation and disempowerment and abuse suffered as an ethnic minority