Counting Us In- Human Rights Count!

Ethnic data collection within a human rights framework in Ireland What is the project? This project is part of an ongoing campaign for ethnic data collection within a human rights framework in Ireland by Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre. This one year project funded by the Open Society Foundation, focuses on advocating for the […]

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Minister for Equality, Aodhan Ó Ríordáin presents Roma researchers with certificates as part of ground-breaking new research.

Minister for Equality, Aodhan Ó Ríordáin presents Roma researchers with certificates as part of ground-breaking new research Ahead of International Roma and Traveller day on 8th April, 20 members of the Roma community were today awarded with certificates by Minister Ó Ríordáin for completing research training in Pavee Point.  These researchers are part of a […]

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Promoting a YES in #MarRef

Promoting a YES in #MarRef Pavee Point is delighted to announce our support for a YES vote in the upcoming Marriage Equality referendum. As a human rights organisation, Pavee Point is committed to human rights for everyone, not just some of us. Pavee Point was also present to support the launch of BeLonGTo’s Yes campaign […]

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‘Make it Happen – Stop Violence against Women’

‘Make it Happen – Stop Violence against Women’ Sunday 8th of March marked International Women’s Day during which people across the world celebrate achievements and highlight gaps in women’s rights. Pavee Point delivered a thematic event to launch its International Women’s Day poster 2015 and engaged in a social media campaign to highlight violence against […]

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Easter Celebrations with the Parent Child Home Programme

Easter Celebrations with the Parent Child Home Programme Families from the Pavee Point Parent Child Home Programme (PCHP) attended Easter celebrations in the IFSC, Dublin on Thursday 26 March. The event was organised by the Early Learning Initiative in the National College of Ireland for PCHP families from Inchicore, Docklands and the Finglas area. Currently […]

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What’s it like being young Roma and LGBT?

What’s it like being young Roma and LGBT? “Although we are two barely educated Roma women living in quite bad conditions, we dared to ask to be recognised as a same-sex family and, when resettled, to be granted one social housing unit where we will be living together.”(Maria, 28, Serbia) You can read the life […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: Minister- Get Rid of Discriminatory Enrolment Policies

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre Press Statement February 24th 2015 Minister: Get Rid of Discriminatory Enrolment Policies Speaking today following the Supreme Court dismissal in the case of Stokes v High School Clonmel, Pavee Point Director Martin Collins highlighted the ongoing and endemic discrimination created by enrolment policies in Ireland. “This outcome effectively legalises […]

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Youth- Water is a Human Right

Water is a Human Right As part of One World Week, young Travellers investigated water and its impact on young people and young Travellers, including those living in poor conditions in Ireland. They made a video about their investigations to present what they learned. The video and the making of it, were featured on RTE […]

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Ethnic Data Monitoring to Support Racial Equality

According to a Eurobarometer survey, over one in two Europeans believe that discrimination because of one’s racial or ethnic origin is widespread. However, there is no data available across Europe on how amny people experience this discrimination. Without measuring it, it is impossible to challenge it. The European Network Against Racism have launched a new report “Measure, […]

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Conducting a Participatory Local Needs Assessment

A thematic Roma Rights Forum was held in Pavee Point on 16 October.  This thematic session examined the process of undertaking local needs analyses through a discussion of principles and approaches to working with communities.  The following three areas were discussed: Human Rights Based Approaches – Fidelma Joyce, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Including […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: MOB VIOLENCE HAS NO PLACE IN IRELAND

Pavee Point Press Statement 26 Oct 2014   Mob Violence Has No Place in Ireland Pavee Point strongly condemns any actions to intimidate and promote violence against Roma in Waterford.  This follows the publication of multiple Facebook pages which openly incite hatred against Roma, and reports of a public order incident on Saturday evening where […]

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Porajmos- The Forgotten Roma Genocide.

Porajmos, the forgotten Roma Genocide. Under the rule of Nazi Germany, the Roma were persecuted, detained and executed as part of the Holocaust. Roma call the Roma Genocide the Porajmos, which means the ‘Devouring’ in Romani language. There was segregated provision even in extermination camps. In the extermination camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, section Blle was […]

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PRESS RELEASE: TIME FOR ACTION ON TRAVELLER AND ROMA EQUALITY

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre Press Statement July 24th, 2014   TIME FOR ACTION ON TRAVELLER AND ROMA EQUALITY   Pavee Point today welcomes the UN call for Ireland to take concrete steps to recognise Traveller ethnicity. Speaking today, Director Martin Collins stated “This follows similar recommendations in the past by human rights bodies […]

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Travellers Unrecognised Again at ICCPR Hearings

On July 14th and 15th, Pavee Point attended in Geneva for Ireland’s hearings before the 111th Session of the Human Rights Committee. Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD was in attendance with officials from Government departments to answer questions and make statements during the hearings. Pavee Point and other Traveller organisations have been advocating the […]

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Report from Children’s Ombudsman

The Children’s Ombudsman was asked to compile a report on the removal of two Roma children from their families last October. While this report has not yet been released to the public, details of it have emerged in the Sunday Times, published May 11th. Further coverage has emerged from The Irish Times today, as well […]

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Press Release: Remove these Children from the Garda PULSE Database

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre Press Statement March 27th, 2014   Pavee Point: Remove these children from the Garda PULSE database Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre today call for the immediate removal of the details of Traveller and Roma children improperly entered in the Garda PULSE database and an investigation by the Garda […]

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UK Press Complaints Commission finds against Pavee Point

This week, the United Kingdom Press Complaints Commission found against Pavee Point for a complaint relating to the Daily Mail’s coverage of the removal of Roma children from their families in Ireland last year. Our complaint had argued that the Daily Mail had breached Clause 1 (accuracy) and Clause 12 (Discrimination) Of the Editors’ Code […]

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Pavee Point present to the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

The British Irish Parliamentary Assembly met in Leinster House  in January to consider issues facing Travellers and Roma in their jurisdictions.  Membership is composed of Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas, House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. Pavee Point representatives presented to […]

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PP calls on OSCE to promote Inclusion

Pavee Point attended the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna in October.  The meeting, organized jointly by the Ukrainian 2013 OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), marked  the 10th anniversary of the Action Plan on Roma and Sinti inclusion and presented the ODIHR’s 2013 Status Report  on its […]

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