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Children in Direct Provision Face Racism, Discrimination – Irish Ombudsman Report

Direct Division is a report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office highlighting the views and experiences of children living in Direct Provision accommodation of life in Ireland. The consultation was undertaken between June and November 2019 with 73 children aged between 12 and 17 years in nine Direct Provision centres around Ireland. The report explores the children’s lives in Direct …

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Women’s Policy Group Feminist Recovery Plan for Northern Ireland

Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women globally, the Women’s Policy Group have prepared a COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan for Northern Ireland. This plan sets out WPG recommendations for recovering from COVID-19, as elected representatives and decision-makers must take into consideration the institutionalised inequalities that exist, and co-develop recovery planning with the communities affected.  These recommendations will cover economic justice, …

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ECRI STATEMENT ON RACIST POLICE ABUSE, INCL. RACIAL PROFILING, AND SYSTEMIC RACISM

STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AGAINST RACISM AND INTOLERANCE (ECRI) ON RACIST POLICE ABUSE, INCLUDING RACIAL PROFILING, AND SYSTEMIC RACISM Adopted by ECRI at its 82nd plenary meeting (30 June – 2 July 2020) The tragic death of George Floyd upon apprehension by the police in late May 2020 in Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) has triggered a wave of protests …

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NIHE Consultation on Irish Traveller Accommodation Strategy 2020-25 

The Housing Executive is now undertaking a 12 week public consultation exercise on the Strategy and is keen to hear the views of all parties with an interest in this issue, so that relevant views and evidence can be taken into account in deciding the way forward. Parties wishing to participate in the consultation process can do so by completing …

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New Funding Opportunities 10th July

Funding to Connect Your Community Through Food Food for Life Get Togethers harnesses the power of good food to connect and bring people of all ages and from all backgrounds together.  It helps to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. If you want to have a Get Together with people from …

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Peas Please Call for Veg Advocates

We need Veg Advocates! Peas Please  are seeking groups based in areas of high deprivation to take part a virtual workshop to explore some of the key issues affecting our consumption of fruit and veg. We hope to enlist seven Veg Advocates for NI to help drive the enormous changes needed in our quest to get everyone eating more veg. …

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Amnesty & CAJ Concerned over Laws Restricting Protests

Human rights organisations concerned at last-minute law changes and PSNI action against Black Lives Matter protests Amnesty International UK and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) have written to every MLA – in advance of a debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly  – to outline concerns about law changes which restrict freedom to protest in Northern Ireland.  The …

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