ATD in 2o17: an overview of 2×17 ATD events

Take time to re-discover the year 2017 of ATD Ireland in 2×17=34 events! Event 1 – A new team to start the year! Event 2 – In January ATD joins the Appolo House Movement to "End Homelessness" Event 3 – Long starts the sculpture of Joseph Wresinski's bust (Centenary of birth) Event 4 – 12 Feb: centenary of Wresinski's birth - the Stop Poverty Campaign starts (see international video here below) Event 5 – European Meeting of the “Our Voices" Project (in France) Event 6 – St Patrick's Day - launch of the 2017 fundraising challenge Event 7 – With the…

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Participation and Human Rights to Leave No One Behind! ATD reacts to the draft Irish SDGs plan!

The  ATD Ireland and 17 October Committee submission to the National SDG Implementation Plan welcomes the December 2017 first draft of the Irish Agenda 2030 Implementation Plan. The short time-frame and the limited circulation for the consultative process will probably impact its quality.  We hope that the Governmental team which will finalize the plan will be able to take into account the various inputs. The ATD Ireland and 17 October Committee submission suggests that the plan can be strengthened by an increased emphasis on: The “Leave No One Behind” promise Participation of the most vulnerable Consistency with EU frameworks Realizing Human Rights…

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3 month internship with ATD starting in February 2018

ATD Ireland is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for a 3 month long internship. The internship is designed to give an opportunity for dedicated and talented individuals to gain experience working for the protection of human rights and the promotion of the sustainable development goals through a wide variety of grass roots projects. This internship offers a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within a local NGO while also gaining experience of how ATD International operates, with teams in 40 countries worldwide. The intern will be involved with the organisation of a number…

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So That Everyone Is Able to Celebrate!

You will find below our International Winter 2017 Fundraising Appeal to support the work of the Overseas ATD Volunteer Corps! If you wish, please share it with your contacts and friends. This would be a great support to our work in Ireland and beyond. We thank you in advance and share with you best wishes for the season's celebrations! This message is an invitation to support ATD's grassroots work with the most disadvantaged children, young people, and families in order to build relationships of solidarity between them and people of very different walks of life. Your international gift can make a…

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The ATD Christmas Raffle! Join the challenge to keep our 2017 accounts in the green zone!

From the 15th to the 31st December 2017 ATD needs to collect €3,000 to make ends meet. This means finding 300 friends and supporters ready to offer us the cost of two pints during the coming "Christmas" month! With these €3,000 we have to cover some 2017 costs of the following activities: - the training of our volunteers (€500) - the "European Djynamo Youth Network" project involving young people from various background (including early school leavers and unemployed youth) to meet and develop solidarity projects - in particular in 2017 the participation to a major European meeting over the Summer. (€1,000)…

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The Long Walk To Freedom on Human Rights Day – Episode 3

For the 3rd time, our annual "Long Walk to Freedom" took place on Human Rights Day 2017, the 10th December. This year again the walk stopped at significant place in Dublin 1. Here you can download the guide to the walk and below discover the pictures taken at the different stops! The home MemorialThe Magdalena LaundriesThe Amnesty SculptureThe James Connolly StatueThe Famine MemorialThe Huan Rights and Poverty Stone

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Equal Right to Health for All! ATD and the Community Platform raise awareness on Health Inequalities!

          On Universal Health Coverage Day the Community Platform with the support of ATD Ireland as published a leaflet and poster which highlight shocking facts which show that the equal right to health is being denied to those experiencing poverty, social exclusion and inequality and to call on the Government to bring about change. It has also published the final report from the “Health as a Human Right” seminar held jointly by the Community Platform and All Together in Dignity as part of the "Our Voices" project in June 2017 which is available to download here. The leaflet and poster call on…

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Human Rights Day 2017 – Our call on all Senators and TDs!

Open call from ATD Ireland on Human Rights Day 2017 The protection and recognition of Human Rights starts at home! Four urgent steps to make rights real for all in Ireland! Dear Senators, Dear TDs, A few hours before the Human Rigths Day events organised by All Together in Dignity in the National Gallery of Ireland and in the Dublin North Inner City, we allow ourselves to call on you to make rights real for all the Irish citizens facing for years consistent poverty and marginalisation. Here are the four steps we invite you to consider in order to walk at home, the talk of the…

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Show love and solidarity! ATD Greeting Cards are now available!

All Together in Dignity Ireland’s greeting cards are meaningful. They have been created by members and friends of ATD throughout the world. Using these cards expresses your support for the cause of fighting poverty. Ordering these cards is a way to make a financial donation and support this cause. Contact us by e-mail or phone to 01 855 81 91 to get details about the cards available! Donations: Now donate just €50 Cents and we offer you 1 card! € 5 and we offer you 10 cards! Additionnal postage costs : Up to 10 cards € 2 – from 12 to…

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