Woman and children forgotten victims of the Troubles

A three day seminar is being held in Derry this week to discuss the often forgotten victims of the troubles in Northern Ireland, women and children.

The seminar is being attended by experts from the Republic, Scotland and the US to discuss cross border strategies to deal with violence and sexual abuse against women and children during the troubles.

Speakers will give an overview of the development of policies addressing the issues on both sides of the border.

Seminar Chair, Susan McKay , says that while the political violence had ended, violence against women and children was still rife: