The ‘Magnificent 17’ Strike Back and Will Transform Our World!

The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are riding back into Dublin Town on Monday 5 June 2017 to promote the 17 Global Goals for better future for people and the planet: They will raise awareness of the important 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, They will also raise money for anti-poverty grass-roots initiatives in Manila and Dublin. More here! The “Magnificent 17” will gather at the entrance of St. Stephen’s Green at 1 pm on Monday 5 June on ‘horse back’ before they dismount and set off come hail, rain or shine on the Vhi’s Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon. The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are friends and volunteers…

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Support Literacy Projects for Children in Manila and Youth Solidarity Projects in Dublin!

Join All Together in Dignity Ireland volunteers in their 2017 Mini-Marathon challenge! Help us to collect sponsorship and support ATD in Manila and Dublin. For every €10 collected, €3 will fund our work in Ireland and €7 will be sent to the ATD team in the Phillipines. Our challenge: to raise €2,500 for the ATD Street Libraries in Manila and €1,000 for the activities of the ATD Youth Group in Ireland! Alongside nearly 40,000 other women in the biggest all-women’s charity event in the world, the ATD Mini-Marathon team will run on Monday 5th June! Support us now! Fundraise around you…

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Enabling citizens from the margins to make their essential contribution to addressing together the challenges facing our world!

From 2013 to 2016, ATD International continued its commitment with vulnerable populations so that they could make their essential contribution to addressing together the challenges facing our world! Read the foreword to the triennial ATD International activity report by Mr. Cassam Uteem, President of the International Movement ATD Fourth World and download the report here (66 pages)! For many people around the world, recent years have been very harsh, brutal. Several countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, have experienced daily violence. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide exceeded 60…

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Eurofound welcomed “OUR VOICES”!

On the 17th May, Irish participants from the Our Voices Project visited the European Institution Eurofound. The participants from the project were volunteers of ATD Ireland and members of the NWICTDP. The visit was an opportunity for the participants to visit a European agency and get an understanding of the work of an EU agency based in Ireland. We were welcomed to Eurofound by the Deputy Director, Erika Mezger. She explained to us that Eurofound is the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Here they undertake research on the living and working conditions of European Citizens across…

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On 20 May, ATD joins the 2017 Famine Walk prepared by Afri!

On Saturday the 20th May, ATD activist and volunteers will join volunteers from Afri in the Famine Walk 2017 “From Hunger and War…to a Home and a Welcome?”. 2017 is a special year for both ATD and Afri as it marks the 30th Anniversary of this famine walk and also the 30th Anniversary of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. For 30 years Afri has walked the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. People from all over the country have walked this road over the last three decades, sharing their experiences with one another. This year’s…

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A Membership to Support the Work of the Board! A few words about our 2017 AGM!

At a time of global campaigning with the #StopPoverty Call to Action, 20 Company Members of ATD Ireland gathered on Saturday the 13th of May for the formal Annual General Meeting. The meeting took place in the very special context of the 60th anniversary of ATD’s inception and was an opportunity to  celebrate 60 years of activism & hope against poverty, a work that has its roots in the mobilisation of families  living in a slum on the outskirts of Paris, France in 1957. The AGM had a greater attendance in membership following an initiative of the Board. After the 2016…

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