Charity Cycle from Dublin to Paris

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” – Ernest Hemingway All Together in Dignity Ireland Charity Cycle Event, from the Spire Dublin to the Arc de Triomphe Paris, 6-day cycling trek between 21st - 30th September. Calling all interested cyclists and sponsors. Be ready to #Cycle4SDGs! The presentation of the project in French here!

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Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin

ATD Ireland was honoured to attend the President's Garden Party in the beautiful setting of  Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday the 19th of June, 2019. President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins welcomed the ATD Ireland delegation of Mark Hogan, Juliette Pechenart, Paul Uzell, Olga Lacey, Long Weng and Ciara Margolis.  At this event the Irish president was celebrating asylum seekers and refugees, and honouring those who work to support them - the day before World Refugee Day. This was the third Garden Party of 2019 within a series of summer events hosted annually to commend particular people and organisations who work…

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Farewell Gathering

On Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd June 2019, ATD held an evening party which was open to all in Ozanam House, Dublin 1. The event marked the European Sustainable Development Week and also enabled people to come together and celebrate Pierre and Fabienne Klein’s commitment and work to ATD Ireland during the last 6 years. The evening included a variety of speeches, games, presentations, and farewells. A raffle in aid of ATD was also held, where the 1st prize of a beautiful forest painting done by Fabienne proved very popular - meaning many tickets were sold. A special thank you to those…

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Health Promotion Fair by ICON

“We at All Together in Dignity Ireland aim to promote a sense of community by extending the values of respect, empathy and dignity to all and in particular to those with direct experience of poverty. ATD welcomes everyone. It unites people whatever their origin, social status, culture or beliefs to fight against poverty. In building trust, solidarity and friendship, all have a place to realize their full and best potential. By working together and learning from each other, everyone is free to express themselves without being judged. With this in mind, we strive to create a safe, open and creative environment for…

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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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