On 14 February, we remember the legacy of Joseph Wresinski

On Valentine's Day, let's open our #Hearts4Justice! Donate and help ATD Ireland to live the legacy! On 14 February 1988, Joseph Wresinski passed away. He was 71. He is the initiator of the United Nations' #EndPoverty Day (each 17 October) and the spiritual father of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (adopted in 2012). Together with French sociologist Jules Klanfer, he first introduced in 1965 and developed the concept of "social exclusion", now a concept broadly used worldwide. All his life, he was a strong advocate of people trapped in chronic  poverty for generations.  The "Wresinski approach"…

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Our Voices 2017 – Participating and Re-thinking Europe from the Margins!

ATD Ireland is pleased to start a European project co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme.  “Our Voices 2017” is a project aiming to deepen discussions on the future of Europe, underlining the idea of an inclusive social Europe, which is emphasized in the European Social Charter (ESC) and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR) and enhancing participation of people living social exclusion situations on those debates. The relevance of the project is related to the increasing distance from European Union Institutions which a lot of the population in different European countries are experiencing, especially among those who live in…

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#GE16 Canvassers Welcome!

In 2015, a series of discussions was organised by All Together in Dignity in different areas across Dublin in partnership with community groups. The aim of these dialogues was to allow citizens, especially those in positions of hardship, to reflect on what ‘human rights’ meant for them. This project was financially supported by a small grant from IMPACT’s Joe Lucey Fund. Based on the messages of citizens of Dublin's Northside, ATD prepared a #GE15 leaflet you can download, print and pin at your front door as a "questions list" for canvassers! WANTED DEADicated and ALIVE With all the participants to the…

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