Broadcast of Traveller Stories.
To help promote and celebrate Traveller Pride Week 2013, Near FM is re-broadcasting
the first 4 programes in the Travellers Stories series this Friday May 24th
You can find all the info on this post
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Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, in association with NUIM are organising a national seminar “Ethnicity, Human Rights & Data Collection.” The seminar is organised as part of Traveller Pride Week and will highlight the need for an ethnic identifier in data sets and explore the implications of “Ethnic Data” collection in an Irish context and broader European context with a specific focus on the Traveller community.
- To explain the rationale for ethnic data and its’ potential role in evidenced based policy making
- To further the analysis and understanding of ethnic identifiers within an Irish context with a specific focus on Travellers
- To share models of good practice
- To frame the use of ethnic data collection within a human rights framework
- To provide an opportunity for Travellers, Roma, NGOs, policy makers and service providers to meet and explore issues and challenges in the collection, collation, disaggregation, analysis, monitoring and dissemination of ethnic data
- To discuss the current barriers to ethnic data collection including data protection issues
The seminar is free, to download the details of the Seminar or book a place, clink the link(s) below:
Data and Ethnicity Seminar Booking Form
“The life of Irish Travellers has changed hugely within a few generations.
Many older Travellers on different sites fear a loss of culture is occurring. They feel intimidated by the young Travellers as they cannot identify with their modern ways, slang and education. This creates a gap between generations.
Similarly, younger Travellers feel that older Travellers are always giving out about them regardless of what they do and so they don’t make attempts to communicate with them.
To address these difference and narrow the gap between the generations, a group of Travellers of different ages came together at Pavee Point to work on a unique mutigenerational project.
Travelleling Through the Generations is the fruit of that work.”
As part of the EU Year for Inter-generational Solidarity (2012), and to mark the Traveller Pride week 2013, this book was launched today at Pavee Point by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh.
Please click here for the low res PDF version of the Book.
Invitation to launch
by Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh
To address many existing gaps between the younger Travellers and the older Travellers and narrow the gap between the generations, a group of Travellers of different ages came together at Pavee Point to work on a unique multigenerational project. “Travelling Throgh the Generations” is the fruit of that work.
On May 8th @ 11am in Pavee Point, 46 North Great Charles Street, Dublin 1
What: Pavee Point and Amnesty Ireland are holding a series of training workshops on Roma rights in Ireland and Europe. Delivered by Roma and Traveller activists, workshops will explore how Roma and Travellers are excluded in Ireland and Europe today. We will look to generate ideas on how individuals can challenge this discrimination.
When: 10am – 3.30 pm, 18 May 2013.
Where:Gresham Metropole Hotel, Mac Curtain Street, Cork City.
When: 10am – 3.30 pm, 25 May 2013.
Where: Galway City (Venue TBC)
To R.S.V.P please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Left to Right: Martin Collins, Co-Director, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Matt Cooper, Journalist & Media Broadcaster, Brian Harvey, Researcher & Author of the Report & Siobhan McLaughlin, Co-ordinator, Donegal Travellers Project
Pavee Point launched a report this morning, Travelling with Austerity, which documents the cuts to Travellers, Traveller projects and services since 2008. ‘This Travelling with Austerity report exposes the lie that cuts are being apportioned fairly in society. The report documents and reveals government abandonment of Travellers under the guise of Austerity and is an indictment of government policy and commitments to protecting the vulnerable and ensuring fairness in society’ said Ms. Ronnie Fay, co director of Pavee Point at the report launch this morning.
Please click here for the full Press Release:
Full Press Release
Please click to download the full report:
“Travelleing with Austerity”