Towards an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare: Discussion Document December 2021

Clare PPN invites you to an online discussion with researcher Dr Conor McCabe on creating an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare:

At this event which is being held to mark International Human Rights Day, author, academic and activist Dr Conor Mc Cabe will present a discussion document outlining the initial stages of a research project he has been carrying out for Clare PPN. In this event Dr McCabe will present his initial analysis of the policies at a national and local level which provide the framework under which the economic development of Clare is being conducted. An open discussion on whether this framework is suitable to deliver sustainable rural and urban livelihoods in Clare will follow with input invited from those in attendance.

You can read the discussion document here:

Towards an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare Discussion Document

The project will continue in early 2022 with a series of peer to peer interviews and ‘town hall style’ meetings where those affected by poverty in Clare as well as those providing state and charitable services in the county will be given the opportunity to input to this research.  This project seeks to create a 5 year anti-poverty strategy for Clare based on the lived experiences of people encountering the various interlinked forms of poverty in the county.  The project which is the first of its kind will run until May 2022 and is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission under their Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2021.

Dr. Conor McCabe is a researcher and author of Sins of the Father: the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy (2013), and Money (2018). He works with political, trade union, and community groups exploring the dynamics of theory and action for societal change.

Towards an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare Discussion Document

 

Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Clare December 10th 3.30 pm via zoom.

Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Clare December 10th 3.30 pm via zoom.

Clare PPN invite you to an online discussion with researcher Dr Conor McCabe on creating an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare:
To reserve a place and receive the link please register by emailing admin@clareppn.ie
More Info:
At this event which is being held to mark International Human Rights Day, author, academic and activist Dr Conor Mc Cabe will present a discussion document outlining the initial stages of a research project he has been carrying out for Clare PPN.
This project seeks to create a 5 year anti-poverty strategy for Clare based on the lived experiences of people encountering the various interlinked forms of poverty in the county. The project which is the first of its kind will run until May 2022 and is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission under their Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2021.
In this event Dr McCabe will present his initial analysis of the policies at a national and local level which provide the framework under which the economic development of Clare is being conducted. An open discussion on whether this framework is suitable to deliver sustainable rural and urban livelihoods in Clare will follow with input invited from those in attendance.
The project will continue in early 2022 with a series of peer to peer interviews and ‘town hall style’ meetings and focus groups where those affected by poverty in Clare as well as those providing state and charitable services in the county will be given the opportunity to input to this research.
While this event is open to all we particularly wish to invite our member groups, our political representatives and those working in the areas of planning and community development to attend this event.
To reserve your place please email admin@clareppn.ie

Dr. Conor McCabe is a researcher and author of Sins of the Father: the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy (2013), and Money (2018). He works with political, trade union, and community groups exploring the dynamics of theory and action for societal change.

Consultation on the Review of the Equality Acts

Consultation on the Review of the Equality Acts

Consultation on the Review of the Equality Acts

A consultation has been launched seeking the public’s views on a review of the Equality Acts (Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015). The Review of the Equality Acts is a hugely important opportunity for all groups and individuals who are concerned with promoting equality and combatting discrimination, and the current consultation process provides the opportunity to set the agenda for the Review.

In July, Clare PPN made a submission to the consultation on the National Action Plan Against Racism (which can be viewed HERE) and we are inviting the views of our member groups for this submission.

Views of the public are sought on:

  1. The functioning of the Acts and their effectiveness in combatting discrimination and promoting equality;
  2. The degree to which those experiencing discrimination are aware of the legislation and whether there are obstacles which deter them from taking an action;
  3. The scope of the current definitions of the nine equality grounds. This will include consideration of the gender ground, the disability ground and whether new grounds should be added, such as the ground of socio-economic discrimination;
  4. Whether the legislation adequately addresses intersectionality or the intersection of discrimination across a number of grounds;
  5. Whether existing exemptions in the legislation should be modified or removed;
  6. Any other issues arising from the legislation.

To facilitate your participation in the Clare PPN submission, we have devised a survey HERE  (closing date 3rd December 2021)

You are also welcome to send your own submission to equalitypolicy@equality.gov.ie (closing date has been extended to 8th December 2021)

RESOURCES

Employment Equality Acts

Equal Status Acts

FLAC Equality Review Document