2010 REGIONAL FINALIST Breaking the Cycle is a civic engagement project which seeks to address the impact of violence on the everyday lives of young people from minority ethnic groups.
Who we are
12 young people from the Northern Ireland Community of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Where we're based
When we started
How we started
As a result of a partnership between the Northern Ireland Community of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (NICRAS) and Public Achievement, staff from Public Achievement began working with the NICRAS youth group supporting the young people to look at issues that affect them and their communities. To date the young people have explored a range of issues including war, racism and domestic violence.
Breaking the Cycle project is a civic engagement project which seeks to address the impact of violence on the everyday lives of young people from minority ethnic groups and supporting their integration and engagement in wider society. Groupwork involves supporting the young people to explore and define issues of violence in their communities and to develop an action project in order to address these issues. One of the group's achievements has been to explore the issue of domestic violence and create a DVD resource for other youth groups. The group has also produced their own anti-racism song.
The group has just started work on a new collaborative project with four youth groups from across Northern Ireland to create a film on discrimination in their local communities.