Ireland

New website celebrates 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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… Read more →

Let’s call again on the Government to urgently put in place an integrated anti-poverty plan!

The CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions has been published a few days before Christmas on 19 December 2017. It shows that despite some small improvements in poverty and deprivation rates, more than 790,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland, of which over 250,000 are children. Despite an increase in average incomes and other signs of economic recovery,… Read more →

Human Solidarity Day! The 17 October Committee launches its 2018 End Poverty Calendar!

On 20th December 2017, International Human Solidarity Day, the Irish 17 October Committee will launch its 2018 #EndPoverty Calendar. This calendar has been prepared by the Irish Committee and refers to major #EndPoverty events of 2017 with a special focus on the events of the annual UN #EndPoverty Day observed throughout the country. This calendar is also the Committee’s chance… Read more →

Let’s Walk as One to End Poverty!

Will citizens around the country play a role to make next Irish National Action Plan for Social Inclusion the best ever? Marking the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Day for the Eradication of Poverty, All Together in Dignity launched a call to action in Leinster House with the support of Maureen O’Sullivan TD and the SAOL project.   The… Read more →

The UN End Poverty Day 2017: Videos from Ireland

Here are links to various video recordings of Irish events marking the 2017 UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This list includes also links to videos prepared to be displayed on the day by various organisations. The National Event at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone – Dublin The Global Goal Boats – Dublin The Dark Tunnel – Dublin… Read more →

An Uncomfortable Truth: The risk of poverty working in Early Childhood Care and Education

This year,  to promote awareness of the UN End Poverty Day and issues of social exclusion, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection funded Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) to produce three videos capturing the impact of poor pay and conditions in the early childhood care and education (ECE) sector on the lives of early years educators. International Day for… Read more →