ATD invites you to the launch of “100 Gritty Voices”!

"100 GRITTY VOICES" has been prepared and edited by Martin Byrne, Board member of ATD Ireland  and UN #EndPoverty Day Committee. So ATD members are delighted to share an invitation with you to the launch of this very special edition of stories from the North Wall inner city community. "100 GRITTY VOICES" are expressions of how life is experienced with the many hardships and tragedies endured but at the same time also those where the hope, kinship and aspirations of people have been built. Martin’s long term commitment to this community is reflected in this twenty year long series of bringing people’s…

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Be a #Magnificent17 at Women’s Mini Marathon: support children in Central African Republic and promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals!

Women's Mini Marathon - Dublin Monday 6 June 2016 at 2pm – 10 km This year the Seventeen Global Goals for Sustainable Development come into effect to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030 – end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. The Women's Mini Marathon will be a an opportunity to #TellEveryone:  "#KnowYourGoals!" In 2016, your steps will again make a difference in Ireland and abroad! Credit Card Online Donation is possible via PayPal! For every €10 collected, €3 will fund our work in Ireland and €7 will be sent to the ATD team in the Central African…

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Molenbeek gives light – ATD’s Easter Message 2016

Molenbeek - gives light - - donne de la lumière - - geeft licht - - مولنبيك تشع نور  - The stories of Easter are numerous. The first one is probably the one about a people remembering captivity in Egypt and its liberation. The Irish rising and its centenary is also about gaining freedom and independence. This week events in Belgium may also be part of some Easter history. And ATD members worldwide feel connected to this country. After ATD France,  ATD Belgium has been for decades a very important reference and model for our global ATD family. Many of its…

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Post Paddy’s Late Late Breakfast with “Euro Djynamo”

After Paddy's day, ATD is happy to invite young adults (age 18 to 30) to a "Djynamo" Young People breakfast and meeting! We will have Irish or French full Breakfast (from 3pm as the night before will probably be long for many!). We will discuss issues affecting young people. We will prepare Irish "Djynamo" delegation who will attend a European meeting from 1st to 4th April 2016 near Paris! More about the European DJYNAMO project here! Event Facebook Page here!

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Free Women Freeing Others! Marking Women’s Day 2016!

Happy International Women's Day! As we still fight for gender equality, does this 1975 call on the feminist movements appeal to you in 2016? "The fundamental question facing women today is to know whether they accept equal opportunity among themselves. Until now the world has never accepted an equality which gives priority to the most disadvantaged… This would be a radical turning point in the history of the world.” Joseph Wresinski, All Together in Dignity, Mexico, International Women's Year, 1975 Read full appeal here: Women's Year Appeal

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The Claiming Our Future coalition presented a 2016 Declaration to President Higgins!

On 3rd March 2016, Claiming Our Future representatives met with President Higgins to present their ‘Declaration for a Future Ireland’. The initiative marks the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation. The Civil Society network posed a challenge to individuals and groups from all over Ireland to declare their vision for the future Ireland. ATD Ireland was part of these groups and submitted his declaration "Who we are together" (see all the submissions here)! Some groups were also assisted to present their ideas in the form of ‘future news’ and encouraged to see the centenary as an opportunity to look to the…

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Artisans of Peace Overcoming Poverty – Volume 2: Defending Human Rights

  This new volume of the Artisans of Peace Overcoming Poverty series (which introduces partners in peace-building whose efforts have too often remained unrecognized) tells the stories of people defending human rights in very challenging contexts. In Lebanon, Syrian refugees are often welcomed by families whose own living conditions are the most fragile. People like Abir Rizk, despite feeling torn between anger and peace when tensions flare, do as much as they can to “open our hearts” to everyone. In the Philippines, as climate change displaces thousands of families who must then struggle with the loss of their livelihoods, many of…

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