- We regularly visit people living in hostels or socially disadvantaged areas. Often, because of the many obstacles they have faced since childhood, the parents met have children in care, mental health issues and/or addictions. Little by little, ATD builds with them a relationship based on trust and respect. “What helps me the most is meeting people like you, people who don’t judge me, people with who I don’t have to wear a mask, people who have a positive outlook and believe in me.”
- The Unity in the Community Youth Group: The UC Youth Group (UCYG) was created in September 2017 after an international Youth meeting organised by ATD Europe in the Netherlands. Young adults involved are from 18 years old to 28 yo. It’s first project will end in July 2018. It is inspired by the legacy of Martin Luther King and his famous speech: “I have a dream”!
- 2018 is a special year for the End Poverty activism! It is a year to mark the centenary of the birth in 1918 of Nelson Mandela, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King and the 30th anniversary of the death of Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD. It is also 70 years after the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! Some 2018 ATD Ireland’s projects are designed to reinforce the promotion of the End Poverty Legacy of Mandela, King and Wresinski.
- 2015 was a historic year. World leaders met at key summits in September and December to set Sustainable Development Goals and targets to achieve by 2030 that will affect how we tackle issues like poverty, inequality and climate change for years to come. Since September 2015, ATD is very active in Ireland in campaigning for awareness, ownership and implementation of the 17 Global Goals! In 2016 and 2017, ATD supported the creation of the Irish Coalition 2030. Main 2030 Agenda projects developed currently by ATD are the “Magnificent 17” (awareness) and the “Leave No One Behind Conversations” (visit www.leavenoonebehind.ie)
Coalition 2030 – Coalition 2030 Facebook page
ATD marks the 2nd anniversary of the 2030 Agenda
ATD marks the 1st anniversary of the 2030 Agenda
2015 “#TellEveryone the #RolesWePlay to #LeaveNoOneBehind” project
#Croke21 – a #COP21 Community Climate Summit project
- Mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Ireland on 17 October, and work with the Irish 17 October Committee to coordinate a commemoration on the Custom House quay in Dublin, making sure that the voice of the poorest are at the heart of this event. Visit the Irish 17 October Committee website!
In 2018 the 17 October Stone or “Human Rights and Poverty Stone” is 10 years old. From February to October 2018, ATD Ireland is running the “Your Rights are Written in Stone” project to prepare this 10th anniversary!
Follow the 17 October Committee Facebook page!
Ireland marked 2017 UN #EndPoverty Day
Ireland marked 2016 UN #EndPoverty Day
Ireland marked 2015 UN #EndPoverty Day
Ireland marked 2014 UN #EndPoverty Day
- Promote among Irish stakeholders the newly-adopted “UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights” (Sept. 2012). Based on internationally agreed human rights principles and standards, the Guiding Principles provide practical guidance on how to put into practice the obligations of States to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of persons living in extreme poverty.