Your Rights Are Written in Stone!

To mark the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Cutsom House Quay (Dublin 1), the Irish 17 October Committee and ATD are facilitating a series of workshops in the North East Inner City of Dublin. This project is entitled  “Your Rights Are Written In Stone”. Participants will talk about human rights and poverty and discover ATD’s new exhibition of banners illustrating the history and international context of the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone. Participants will also be invited to write, draw or paint a word, name or image you associate with basic…

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Let’s make the best Irish anti-poverty plan ever! Have your say before Saint Patrick’s Day!

On 16th February 2018, the Irish Government launched its public consultation on a new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2018-2021. This move follows the commitment included in the Programme for Partnership Government to develop a new Integrated Framework for Social Inclusion, to tackle inequality and poverty. The former plan quickly named NAPinclusion (National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 and update) identified a wide range of targeted actions and interventions to support the overall objective of achieving the National Social Target for Poverty Reduction (NSTPR). It adopted a life-cycle approach with goals set for each group: children; people of working…

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The “I Have A Dream” campaign kicked off with its first creative writing workshop

The "I Have A Dream" campaign kicked off with its first creative writing workshop facilitated by Fighting Words in Dublin 1. The legacy of Martin Luther King is the inspiration for the ATD Dublin youth group who officially kicked off their creative writing campaign Ireland, I Have a Dream on Tuesday 13th February.  The Unity in the Community youth group are an ATD project run from the ATD office in Dublin’s North inner city. Participants in Ireland, I Have a Dream will be encouraged to write about the dreams they have to stop persistent poverty in Ireland through the context of…

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When Voices Unite for Social Justice – Songs to sing along on Social Justice Day!

Sing Along Evening – Tuesday 20th February, 7pm to 9pm In the Hall of Killarney Court Community Building- Dublin 1 Entrance to the venue via the “Home” memorial plaza at the junction of Buckingham St and Sean McDermott St On World Social Justice Day, All Together in Dignity (ATD) invites you to join a “Sing Along Evening” and raise your voice in songs of hope and dignity. The evening is an informal get together with karaoke, guitars and readings of inspiring texts for social justice activists. As 2018 marks 70 years since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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On 14 February, we remember the legacy of Joseph Wresinski

On 14 February 1988, 30 years ago, Joseph Wresinski passed away. He was 71. He is the initiator of the United Nations’ #EndPoverty Day (each 17 October) and the spiritual father of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (adopted in 2012). Together with French sociologist Jules Klanfer, he first introduced in 1965 and developed the concept of “social exclusion”, now a concept broadly used worldwide. All his life, he was a strong advocate of people trapped in chronic  poverty for generations.  The “Wresinski approach” inspires new ways to fight poverty worldwide. It recognises people with experience of…

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When Voices Unite for Social Justice: Sing Along Get Together on 20 February 2018

Sing Along Evening - Tuesday 20th February, 7pm to 9pm - Killarney Court Community Building- Dublin 1 Entrance to the venue via the "Home" memorial plaza at the junction of Buckingham St and Sean McDermott St, Dublin 1 On World Social Justice Day, All Together in Dignity (ATD) invites you to join a "Sing Along Evening" and raise your voice in songs of hope and dignity. The evening is an infomal get together with karaoke, guitars and readings of inspiring texts for social justice activists. As 2018 marks 70 years since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10…

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In 2018 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document, which underpins all international human rights law and inspires us to continue to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity. And in 2018, the UDHR turns 70. The UDHR was drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all the regions of the world and was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on the 10th December 1948. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages. The first Human Rights and Poverty Stone was unveiled…

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MLK Day: the “I Have A Dream” website is live!

Since the 15th January 2018, Martin Luther King Day in the USA, the new website www.ihaveadream.ie is officially live. The website is manage by the new ATD Ireland Youth Group "Unity in the Community" (UCYG). In 2018, year marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of MLK, the UCYG will explore the legacy of MLK and is initiating a project designed to create a new space in Ireland for young people between the ages of 18-25 to find their voice as leaders and to explore the inequalities of poverty in the context of their own life. A creative writing campaign to…

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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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