In the lead-up to Human Rights Day 2015, ATD (All Together in Dignity) Ireland, in partnership with Misean Cara, will host the Irish launch of a new handbook, ‘Making Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty’.
The handbook is focused on the implementation of the UN guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights, and was launched internationally in Geneva in September (you can read more about the Geneva launch here). It is intended as “a practical tool for social workers, policymakers, civil servants, law enforcement officials, teachers, healthcare providers and human rights advocates working at the local level to ensure that public policies reach the poorest members of society and respect and uphold all their rights”.
The Irish launch of the handbook will take place at Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1 from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, 8th December. The Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan, will deliver a guest address at the event, alongside:
- Heydi Foster-Breslin – CEO in Misean Cara and Human Rights and Equality Commissioner
- Janet Nelson – Vice-President of ATD International
- John Mark McCafferty – Head of Social Justice and Policy – SVP
- Cecilia Forrestal – Director, Community Action Network
To register to attend this event, click here.