From its very early days Pavee Point has lobbied and campaigned for Irish Travellers to be recognised as a minority ethnic group. We see this as a key element if Travellers are to attain their human rights and improved living conditions. We give you 4 reasons why.
‘Suicide among Travellers is six times the national average and accounts for 11% of all Traveller deaths. This is shocking,” says John Collins of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September. John’s work on the Pavee Point Health Team involves raising awareness on Traveller suicide.