Unity in the Community Poland Trip

"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana On the 12th of May 2019, the young adults involved in ATD's "Unity in the Community Youth Group", left Dublin alongside several other ATD members, to embark on a life-changing journey of discovery in the form of a fact finding visit to the beautiful country of Poland. It is the ambition of ATD Ireland, along with the UCYG, to improve Irish anti-discrimination laws to make sure all citizens, and especially the most vulnerable in society, are equally protected. While at present there are 9 grounds on…

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Minister Doherty announces “A Roadmap For Social Inclusion”.

ATD volunteers attended the 2019 Social Inclusion Forum which took place on the 22nd May in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The Social Inclusion Forum was established by Government as a part of monitoring progress on the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion. The Forum gives people who are directly affected by poverty and social exclusion and those who work with them a voice in the development of policy, and in the ways that the policies are implemented. At several occasions, and especially during the workshop "Getting more from the data: how to develop a more nuanced understanding of poverty &…

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ATD and the OECD call on the International Community to address the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty

“Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere” – the overarching goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – reflects the growing consensus on the need to consider other dimensions, beyond monetary ones, when thinking about poverty. To improve the global understanding of multidimensional poverty, the International Movement ATD Fourth World, together with researchers from Oxford University, launched in 2016 an international research project in six countries (Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States) to identify the key dimensions of poverty and their relationships. The project is based on a “Merging Knowledge” methodology, in which practitioners, academics,…

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The NEIC “Corner Stones” project in video and pictures!

At the occasion of 2019 World Day of Social Justice, ATD invited all citizens interested to the launch of "Corner Stones", a creative project aiming to prepare an artistic piece with the 700 decorated stones created dutring the "Your Rights Are Written in Stone" Campaign run in 2018! From February 20th to April 27th, a series of workshop have been be held in the North East Inner City to design and eventually create the "Corner Stones". Some of these "Corner Stones" will find their place in the NEC Farmer's Hill Communnity Garden once renovated (as part of the larger "Rutland School"…

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The 20th Anniversary of ATD in Ireland marked in Dublin

On Saturday May 4th, 150 people from Ireland and abroad gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of All Together in Dignity's activities in Ireland and the 10th anniversary of ATD being registered as an Irish charity. All Together in Dignity (ATD Ireland)  is a active member of ATD Fourth World, the change making international human-rights movement working through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty in 35 countries in the Global South and North. For the past 20 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity.  This landmark has been…

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15 Recommendations, 1 Way Forward: our European Elections Manifesto

With the upcoming 2019 European elections, there is a lot at stake for the establishment of a European Union that is “more inclusive and more equitable” and that meets the ambition of leaving no one behind, as set out in the preamble of the UN 2030 Agenda. The 15 recommendations and the call on candidates to support, as a way forward, the renewal of the parliamentary Intergroup “Extreme Poverty and Human Rights” in the next legislature of the European Parliament presented in ATD Europe's Manifesto are mostly based on months of work done by people in poverty, members of ATD  and…

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This is the Greatest Show! Let’s celebrate 5 years of activism for the Agenda 2030!

On Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd 2019, join our ATD evening party open to all to mark the European Sustainable Development Week 2019 and to come together as Fabienne and Pierre Klein move from Dublin to Paris where they will continue their work with ATD Europe,and the ATD Volunteer Corps. The evening will include presentation on SDGs activities, Sing Along Session, games and more fun! When: Monday 3rd June 2019 from 5pm to 8pm Where: Gym Hall of the Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1, D01 T6W6 The focus of this late afternoon event will be a celebration of…

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Enter the Our World Irish Aid Awards Challenge with Tapori!

The Our World Irish Aid Awards seek to enable pupils to learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries and how Ireland, through Irish Aid, and 192 other countries in the United Nations are working together to create a safer and fairer world, and a better future for all the world’s children. This year’s Awards theme, Leave No One Behind, is an opportunity to discover a children's movement focused on the "Leave No One Behind" challenge: Tapori The closing date for entries for this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards is Friday April 12th 2019, so there…

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Free Women Freeing Others! Marking Women’s Day 2019!

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! As we still fight for gender equality, does the ATD 44 years old challenging 1975 call on the all feminist movements appeal to you today, in 2019? Tell us what has changed, what need to change and what in this 1975 text is still inspiring today? “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…

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Linking climate action and social justice: never without, or against, people living in poverty

On March 15th 2019, join and support the Global Climate Justice Strike For Future! On March 15, along with NGOs in 40 countries on all continents, we will support the call to the youth and all citizens of the world to join the Global Strike For Future! Let's show the world that the Climate Crisis is a Crisis! Let's show the world that the demand for Justice is an Urgency! Do link climate action and social justice! Act on climate never without, or against, people living in poverty! In a context of successive international meetings about the new Sustainable Development Goals…

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