Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Programme Bulletin 18.11.2021

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Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation’s Intercultural & Refugee Programme and Women’s Leadership Programme are hosting a panel discussion entitled ‘Section 42 For You’ as part of South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) Social Inclusion Week TODAY at 2pm. Moderated by Bashir Otukoya, featuring panellists Selina Bonnie, Amina Moustafa and Omolola Adesina and with new poetry commissioned by Didier Ngaboyeka and Daniel Kamenyezi, you can learn more from the image attached and register here.


The African Professional Network Ireland (APNI) and HoaQ present: Doing Business in Africa, a series of sit-downs with leaders in the African Business landscape. Todays event features Sizwe Ndlovu, the CTO of Pineapple, a decentralised, digital, scalable and comprehensive insurance cover inspired by traditional insurance models. The South African based insurtech startup has over 50,000 members and partnerships with one of the largest insurance companies in Africa. Setting out to reinvent the way insurance is done with an entirely new business model that aims to achieve affinity, fairness and simplicity to decrease costs, cap profits and deter fraud in an effort to create more value from an insurance policy than the traditional model. Learn more and register for the event taking place from 6 to 7pm here.


The New Community Partnership and the Kurdish Irish Society together with the Marie Keating Foundation is organising a Cancer Day Awareness event. The aim of this event is to promote and develop awareness, and emphasize the importance of early detection of Cancer especially among migrant communities. Taking place on the 1st of December from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin on ‘Your Health, Your Choice, Men’s and Women’s Health’, you can learn more about this even from the attachments.


Development Perspectives are hosting a webinar entitled ‘Minding the “I” in Activism’. Join for a look at peacebuilding from within for more inclusive, tolerant and sustainable communities. This free lunchtime webinar will explore ways of maintaining our wellbeing while tackling issues of injustice in our communities. Taking place on Zoom on November 24th at 1pm you can learn more here and register here


Amnesty International are hosting two webinars as part of their Write for Rights 2021 featuring the cases of young people, Rung, a student activist in Thailand and Mikita, a young person detained without a fair trial in Belarus. There will be time to ask questions, learn about how to take action on these and other cases, and how to bring these action ideas to schools and communities. These webinars are aimed at young people and educators in secondary schools and 3rd level colleges. First webinar takes place on Monday 22nd of November from 12.05 to 12.55 pm and the second takes place on Tuesday 30th of November from 1.05 pm to 1.55 pm. You can learn more here and register here


Of Interest:


The African Advocacy Network Ireland (AANI) invite you to tell your story by recording a selfie video. Interested in people of colour/Black/Brown/African/Caribbean/Mixed Race people, the AANI invites you to see the poster attached for more information and where to send your video to. See facebook for more details.


Comhlámh launched a new campaign ‘Put Children First: End Orphanage Volunteering’ on November 10th. Children belong in families and communities, yet of an estimated 5.4 million children living in institutions worldwide, more than 80% have at least one living parent. Poverty, discrimination, lack of access to education and health services are key drivers of family separation. Orphanage volunteering and tourism are also important contributing factors. Therefore, the campaign asks that people pledge not to volunteer or visit in an orphanage because of the harm caused to children by these practices. Read the full media release here, learn more and sign the pledge here.


Pavee Point are supporting research on how Travellers feel about the Gardaí and the courts in Ireland. They are looking for Travellers to share their views to inform the research. You can learn more and get in touch here


If you are interested in getting involved in the Open Government national action plan, to make government more transparent and accountable with greater civic participation try one of the following. Submit and share your ideas to enhance transparency, civic participation and public accountability (closes 26th Nov 2021). Promote Open Government and the public calls above to your network using #OpenGovIE. Retweet the Minister of State Ossian Smyth’s launch of the public calls. Join the Open Government email list for updates via IrelandOpenGovernment@per.gov.ie. To find out more about Open Government, what is happening in Ireland and the Open Government Partnership process, click here.


The European Commission’s European Website on Integration (EWSI) has relaunched with a brand new website. With a better look and feel as well as intuitive navigation across devices, the EWSI has been redesigned with the needs of readers in mind. As a result, content staples such as the country pages content staples such as the country pages summarising migrant integration governance in each of the EU countries have been updated.In the next few months, EWSI will also launch an interactive online tool allowing you to explore the progress made on EU action plan on integration and inclusion (2021-2027). A new special EU-wide analysis on the digitalisation of integration services in light of COVID-19 is also on its way. If you would like to contribute by writing a piece for EWSI and feature your own work on integration or comment about your experience with the new website, email us at ec-ewsi@europa.ec


The Department of Justice has issued guidance for migrants wishing to travel for the holidays but whose Irish Residence Permit (IRP) cards have expired or will expire and the holder hasn’t been able to renew it yet. Migrants with expired IRP cards can travel and return to the country with the expired IRP card up until 15 January 2022. If you are staying outside Ireland for longer than 15 January 2022, you are advised to renew your IRP card before you travel if possible. If you have been unable to renew before you travel, intend to stay abroad beyond 15 January 2022 and you come from a visa-required country, you will have to apply for a visa to re-enter Ireland at your destination using the AVATS online system. Migrants travelling under these conditions are advised to print the Department of Justice’s guidance on this matter and bring the print-out with them when re-entering the country. You can read more here and here.




International Organisation for Migration are recruiting a Senior Programme Assistant, beginning work on 1st of January, based in Dublin. Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and motivation letter to iomdublin@iom.int, quoting Vacancy Number VN – IE2021 – 10 by 29th of November. More information here


The Great Care Co-op (GCC), Ireland’s first care workers, not for profit social enterprise cooperative, set up and led by migrant women is seeking a Coach and Learning Development Worker. A full-time fixed term role, to September 2022 subject to renewal with a salary of 38,000 euro you can apply for this role by Friday 26th of November by sending a completed application form (attached) marked Coach and Learning Development Worker to jobs@tgcc.ie. Employees in GCC have a say in how the organisation is run, it reinvests all its profits to pay people fair wages and provides pensions and quality training. You can learn more here


New Communities Partnership are hiring a Migrant Family Support Worker who will deliver culturally sensitive support and advocacy services to Migrant Families who are experiencing child protection interventions. The project is supported by Tusla Child and Family Agency and co-ordinated by the New Communities Partnership. Subject to Garda Vetting and Reference Check-up, the successful candidate will be provided with Children First, GDPR and CRM Data Entry training. You can apply by sending a comprehensive CV and cover letter to info@newcommunities.ie stating clearly the position you are applying for by 5pm on Friday 26th of November. You can learn more here


Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI) are recruiting Kitchen Staff to work in their school kitchen 20 – 25 hours a week Monday to Friday. For full particulars and the application process contact KASI at 064 66 20 705 or email info@kasi2000.com. Applications must be in by TOMORROW, Friday 19th of November at 3pm. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th of November 2021. You can learn more here


Real Nation are recruiting a Project Development Manager (PDM) who will work closely with the Head of Education. The PDM will manage the Project Flow of the Education Department on a day-to-day basis. The key responsibilities  of a PDM involves leading, mentoring and supporting Project Managers with their portfolios. If you excel in a fast-paced environment and are looking for your next challenge, please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Rayjean@clhrc.ie. You can learn more about Real Nation here


Dublin Northwest Partnership are recruiting a full-time enthusiastic, empathetic and confident Social Prescribing Link Worker to work on the roll out of a social prescribing service in partnership with the HSE and other key stakeholders targeting a defined area of social deprivation in the Dublin North West area. Requiring Garda Vetting and Access to Transport, a comprehensive job description and person specification is available on request. Please see here for more information and email June.maraharan@dublinnorthwest.ie for an application form. Applications with cover letter and CV, must be submitted to June by 1pm on Friday 26th of November.

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