This lockdown is a lesson to be learnt from!

"In this period of lockdown we have all in many ways been made aware of what it means to lose your freedom... to live in isolation... to have reduced choices… to have a finger pointed at you. This is giving people an insight into what we are living - me and many people struggling in our own community live this reality day-to-day." Paul Uzell Community Activist This lockdown is a lesson to be learnt from. Have you ever considered social maltreatment as a dimension of poverty? In 2019, ATD Fourth World International and Oxford University carried out participatory research in 7…

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Messenger Birds

ATD Fourth World is part of a worldwide, child-led network called Tapori. Its motto is: “We want all children to have the same chances”.Around the world, children are experiencing lockdown and are cut off from their friends. This is why ATD Ireland is inviting children in Ireland to create Messenger Birds describing their experiences and their hopes for the future. The birds help children to share words of friendship and encouragement with one another.Please click here for step by step instructions showing how children can take part. You can also watch this video created by the UK End Child Poverty Coalition.For the children:Send a…

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Corona Virus Update

To read a message from the International leadership team with regards to the current pandemic please click here. We are encouraging people to keep connected through the net. You can follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook.  Sending positive energy and virtual hugs to you all.

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17 October – Dublin Event

As always on the 17th of October, ATD alongside the 17 October committee launched our annual event at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin, to mark the UN International Eradication of Poverty Day. This years chosen international theme was “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”. In relation to this, we chose a sub-theme of ‘footsteps for a better future’ and so we placed hundreds of colored footprints of peoples dreams (many of those written by children) that we had collected over the past months as well as on the day, from the famine statues to the…

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Cycle for SDG’s

A fantastic adventure organised by ATD Quart Monde! 475km from Dublin to Paris over 6 days as part of the international week of action and awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (#Act4SDGs). A team of eight Irish cyclists took the boat from Dublin Port to Cherbourg and were joined by a number of French cyclists, including some local authorities, along the way. The purpose of the trip was to raise awareness for SDGs Week, to highlight the strong alliance between Ireland and France in SDG implementation, and to promote France's recent adoption of a new Roadmap for the 2030 Agenda. The route…

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“Does it only happen to me?” The ATD Ireland report on Socio-Economic Discrimination

Promoting the wider campaign to have socioeconomic discrimination recognized as a tenth ground of discrimination in the Irish Equal Status ActThe project entitled ‘Does it Only Happen to Me?’ contributes to the wider campaign to have socioeconomic discrimination recognized as a tenth ground of discrimination in the Irish Equal Status Act. Our Socio-Economic Status (SES) project offers a platform for members and volunteers of ATD’s network to provide a space for people who experience socioeconomic discrimination to communicate their stories. We are beginning to see our hard work pay off as the campaign to end socioeconomic discrimination continues to be picked…

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Festival of Nations

"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."      - Audre Lorde This month ATD Ireland played a part in the organisation and participation of the wonderful Festival of Nations event which took place from 12 - 6pm in Mountjoy Square Park on Saturday the 24th of August. At our stand we held a "footsteps" for a better future workshop - where we asked both children and adults to write or draw something that represented their dreams for the future on a colorful footstep,…

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New Information Plaque, Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Dublin, Ireland

The National 17 October Committee is pleased to announce the installation of a new information plaque at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Customs House Quay, Dublin to mark the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty every 17 October. The Committee wishes to acknowledge the support of the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee, Dublin City Council and Cast Ltd. The Committee is seeking to raise €8,000 for the installation of a series of bronze footsteps to be laid along the End Poverty Walkway connecting the Stone with the Famine Memorial…

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