On Monday, we’ll pay tribute to Geneviève de Gaulle and we’ll run for Central African Republic!

Women’s Mini Marathon – Dublin Monday 1 June 2015 at 2 pm – 10 km In 2015, our steps will again make a difference in Ireland and abroad! For every €10 collected, €3 will fund our work in Ireland and €7 will be sent to the ATD team in the Central African Republic (CAR). To donate, follow the link! Since March 2013, violence has to torn the country apart. In Bangui, the capital, people have fled their homes and taken up refuge at the airport where foreign soldiers and humanitarian aid are located.  The ATD team is working to run Street…

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Let’s combat climate change with people living in poverty!

ATD International underlines the need to tailor climate change response measures to the needs of the most vulnerable. If governments fail to combat climate change with people living in poverty, it is very likely that response measures will work against these vulnerable communities. “People who are socially, economically, culturally, politically, institutionally, or otherwise marginalized are especially vulnerable to climate change and also to some adaptation and mitigation.” The international community therefore has an obligation to ensure that climate agreements and adaptation and mitigation actions include poverty eradication as a primary objective, acknowledging that they have direct bearing on the post-2015 agenda…

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From 25 May to 1 June, join the events of the “Geneviève de Gaulle” Week

On 27th May,  the remains of Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz, the niece of General de Gaulle, will be placed in the Pantheon in Paris with three other people for their role as leading members in the French resistance Movement during the Second World War. The Pantheon is dedicated to famous and important French citizens, whose lives are recognised for their exceptional action . From 25th May to 1st June 2015, ATD Ireland and some of its partners organises a week of events highlighting the life and commitments of Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz. This special week will be dedicated to making her…

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ATD welcomes Oireachtas Committee Report declaring Direct Provision for Asylum Seekers “not fit for purpose”

With the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, ATD welcomes the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions which says that “…the Direct Provision System is not fit for purpose and (they) recommend that it should be replaced with a reception system that respects the dignity of all persons in line with best international human rights practice.” Ireland is one of the EU member states not allowing people to work while waiting for the state to decide on their asylum claims. To maintain this ban, Ireland has had to opt out of the EU Directive “laying down…

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ATD is involved in action/2015 May Month of Action

ATD Ireland is joining women, men and children from more than sixty countries who are taking to the streets, markets, workplaces and online throughout the month of May to demand that world leaders take ambitious actions this year to end poverty, inequalities and climate change. Some 15 million people from every region of the world are expected to participate in the action/2015 May Month of Actionunited by an overarching call to the world's nations to adopt ambitious anti-poverty and climate agendas at two major forthcoming UN summits. action/2015 brings together more than 1600 organizations from some 130 countries, united by a…

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