Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful in Ireland – Conference on the 29th of March

ESC Rights Initiative Conference Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2 The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Initiative (ESCRI) is a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations including ATD Ireland that support strengthening the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution. With the other members of the ESC Rights initiative, ATD  was very proud to organise  “Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful”  an event that brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss how enforceable ESC Rights such as housing and health would impact on individuals and…

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When Voices Unite: Breaking the Silence to Leave No One Behind

“Whether he sings his love, pain, dreams or memory, the Human, between the lines, first sings for his thirst for dignity…  Whether in the Guatemala’s aldéas, as in Haïti’s dulls, or in African, Asian and European slums, everywhere I could hear families living in extreme poverty, singing for their dignity” Joseph Wresinski, 1987 To celebrate the dignity of people living in poverty, to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty , a series of concerts will be organised by ATD Ireland. This project entitled "When Voices Unite: Breaking the Silence to Leave No One Behind"…

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3 videos, 75 pictures… 50 European citizens together to give strength to voices from the margins

Video presented at the European 'Our Voices' meeting by ATD Ireland (video transcript) From Thursday 2nd of March to Monday 6th of March, 50 European citizens coming from Poland, Ireland and Spain met in the International Centre of ATD in France for a major meeting of the "OUR VOICES" project. The project is supported by the European Programme “Europe for Citizens”. This meeting came almost as the final stage in a 18 month-long project that has seen participants from the 3 countries meeting on a regular basis to discuss social issues in Europe and more specifically topics related to health, work…

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ATD will be an active member of the new Irish #Coalition2030!

Working Together to Transform the World On 1st March 2017, ATD Ireland was proud to take part in the official launch of Coalition2030 in the Mansion House in Dublin. The event was attended by leading civil society and political figures, with Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD,  Martin Fraser, Secretary General in the Department of the Taoiseach, Leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan TD and Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Seán Crowe TD. Other speakers at the launch included Dóchas CEO Suzanne Keatinge, Sean Healy, Social Justice Ireland, Olive Towey, Concern Worldwide,…

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