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We Need to Talk – Hosting Conversations on Climate Change and Unsustainability IVCO 2022 Think Piece

‘We Need to Talk – Hosting Conversations on Climate Change and Unsustainability’ – Comhlámh’s IVCO 2022 Think Piece

DATE : October 14, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh is delighted to share a new think piece ‘We Need to Talk – Hosting Conversations on Climate Change and Unsustainability’. This think piece, was prepared by our colleagues Chris O'Connell and Sive Bresnihan, for IVCO 2022 'A New Era for Volunteering for Development', Forum's global annual conference for International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) which [...]
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Research into emerging models of global solidarity and global citizens

DATE : July 5, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

A joint Comhlamh & Maynooth University project We often refer to the concept of global citizenship education in our work, but rarely have the time to reflect on what the concept means, and how it relates to democracy and the role of the state in an increasingly globalised world.  In January, Comhlámh began a six-month […]

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Comhlámh AGM 2022 & Annual Forum – 23 June 2022

DATE : June 15, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh’s AGM and Development Forum are taking place on June 23rd, from 18.00 – 20.00. Comhlámh AGM 2022 (6PM, Members only) We invite Comhlámh members to the online AGM 2022, at which the new CEO, Caroline Murphy, the Chair and the Treasurer will report on the organisation’s work and finances in 2021. This will also include […]

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Comhlámh Welcomes New CEO and a Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer

DATE : May 31, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr Caroline Murphy. She brings considerable expertise to the organisation with over 14 years’ experience of working for organisations across the Irish International Development sector, with a most recent appointment as Acting Director for Financial Justice Ireland.  Over the years, Caroline has […]

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Comhlámh Says Goodbye to Caoimhe Butterly

DATE : May 9, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

As our Erasmus+ funded “Working for a Better World” project concludes, we are very sorry to be saying goodbye to our colleague, Caoimhe Butterly. Since November 2019, Caoimhe coordinated this project, which aimed to resource migrant solidarity responders within their increasingly difficult work. She worked tirelessly to support internal and collective psychological and emotional safety, […]

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#FirstWeds Spring Series (PART 3): Criminalisation of Humanitarians on the European Borders

DATE : May 9, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

About the #FirstWeds ‘Conflict and Migration Through the Lens of Solidarity’ Spring Series Our #FirstWeds Spring Series holds in mind Ukrainians and people of other countries ridden by war and conflict, who have been forced to leave their homes and cross borders in search of safety. What are some practical ways to extend support and […]

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Decolonising Development Education Workshop

DATE : April 19, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

You are invited to Decolonising Development Education workshop. DATES: Tuesday, 31 May and Tuesday, 30 August LOCATION: Dublin (in-person) We hope to see you there! Comhlámh is delighted to be collaborating with IDEA and WorldWise Global Schools on a 2-part ‘Decolonising Development Education’ training this summer. The 2-part training workshop is an invitation to explore colonialism’s […]

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#FirstWeds Spring Series (PART 2): Solidarity in Crisis

DATE : April 11, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

About the #FirstWeds Conflict and Migration Through the Lens of Solidarity Our #FirstWeds Spring Series holds in mind Ukrainians and people of other countries ridden by war and conflict, who have been forced to leave their homes and cross borders in search of safety. What are some practical ways to extend support and solidarity from […]

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Access to Medicines Ireland Press Release: TRIPS WAIVER DEAL WELCOME BUT PHARMA MUST PLAY ITS PART

DATE : March 16, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Tuesday, 15th March, 2022Campaigners from Access to Medicines Ireland, a leading group of doctors, academics and patients who advocate for greater access to essential medicines, have welcomed reports of a landmark deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. The deal, reported to have been agreed by the EU, US, South Africa and […]

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#FirstWeds Spring Series (PART 1): Solidarity with Ukraine

DATE : March 16, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

About the #FirstWeds Conflict & Migration Through the Lens of Solidarity Our #FirstWeds Spring Series holds in mind Ukrainians and people of other countries ridden by war and conflict, who have been forced to leave their homes and cross borders in search of safety. What are some practical ways to extend support and solidarity from […]

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#FirstWeds Spring Series: Conflict and Migration through the lens of Solidarity

DATE : March 16, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Our upcoming #FirstWeds Spring Series holds in mind Ukrainians and people of other countries ridden by war and conflict, who have been forced to leave their homes and cross borders in search of safety. What are some practical ways to extend support and solidarity from Ireland? And, as we extend this support and solidarity, how […]

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Stephen Ucembe: Put Children First, End Orphanage Care

DATE : March 3, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Written by Stephen Ucembe, Regional Advocacy Manager with Hope and Homes and founder of the Kenya Society of Careleavers, for the official launch of ‘Put Children First: End Orphanage Care’ EndorserCampaign on 3 February 2022. My name is Stephen, I grew up in care, spent almost 15 years of my childhood in a children’s home, […]

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Saying Goodbye to Sandra Byrne, Comhlámh’s Volunteer Quality Project Officer 

DATE : February 10, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

10 Feb 2022 Today marks the departure of our dear colleague Sandra Byrne. Sandra has been a member of the Comhlamh staff team since 2017, mainly in her capacity as Volunteer Quality Project Officer and more recently as Interim Programme Manager. With a background in community development, Sandra brought such care and depth to her […]

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MEDIA RELEASE:
Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group launch their key policy recommendations to help end the practice of orphanage volunteering and the institutionalisation of children globally

DATE : February 2, 2022 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

MEDIA RELEASE Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group launch their key policy recommendations to help end the practice of orphanage volunteering and the institutionalisation of children globally Dublin, 3 February 2022 – Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group today launched their ‘Put Children First: End Orphanage Care’ campaign’s key recommendations to […]

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A Development Education Programme for Code Volunteer Sending Agencies

DATE : October 21, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

A Development Education Programme for Code Volunteer Sending Agencies Development Education Programme for Code VSAs This is a programme for Comhlámh Code Volunteer Sending Agencies  WHEN: Sessions will take place on the last Thursday of every month, beginning Thursday, 28 October, from 11.30am to 1pm.  Register now On 28 October, Comhlámh is ​starting a new Development […]

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#FirstWeds Autumn Series (PART1): The Future is Now: Global Youth Voices on the Climate Crisis

DATE : September 29, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

With COP26 as the backdrop, join us this autumn for our #FirstWeds series where we will be seeking wisdom and inspiration from youth, elders, and a wider cohort of community activists on the climate crisis, present and future.

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Building a new look Volunteer Charter: Join the Working Group by 23 September

DATE : September 16, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Building a new look Volunteer Charter: Join the Working Group by 23 September Join the Volunteer Charter Working Group JOIN now Are you a returned volunteer? Are you keen to support the re-imagining (and making) of a new look resource for Volunteers to take the place of Comhlámh’s 2012 Volunteer Charter? If yes and yes, you can […]

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The Comhlámh Trade Justice Group’s new CETA resource page launched

DATE : September 16, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The Comhlámh Trade Justice Group is launching its new resource page today to inform the Irish public on what is at stake with the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, CETA. Visit the page now.

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#FirstWeds Autumn Series: Coping with COP – Reflections on the climate crisis, present and future

DATE : September 16, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

With COP26 as the backdrop, join us this autumn for our #FirstWeds series where we will be seeking wisdom and inspiration from youth, elders, and a wider cohort of community activists on the climate crisis, present and future.

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Continuing the Journey: A Development Education Series for returned volunteers and development workers

DATE : September 1, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Continuing the Journey: A Development Education Series for returned volunteers and development workers Continuing the Journey: register now ‘Continuing the journey’ is an introductory course to Development Education and an invitation to learn, share and reflect in order to make sense of our world. WHEN: Tuesday evenings over 4 weeks (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: EU Leaders urged to immediately support the WTO TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments

DATE : August 26, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

MEDIA RELEASE: EU Leaders urged to immediately support the WTO TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments Coinciding with the arrival of President Macron, Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) and its supporters are demonstrating outside Government Buildings at Merrion Street today. AMI calls on the EU leaders like Emmanuel Macron and Micheál Martin to immediately support the WTO TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and save lives.   Founding […]

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Join us at the World Café event for returned volunteers and development workers

DATE : August 17, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Join us at the World Café event for returned volunteers and development workers The World Café is an event for returned volunteers and development workers interested in connecting with each other, sharing stories and continuing their global justice journey back home.   Comhlámh is a place for people to come together, share stories and make […]

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Invitation to Tender: Evaluation of Comhlámh’s Irish Aid Programme 2017-2020 

DATE : July 26, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Invitation to Tender: Evaluation of Comhlámh’s Irish Aid Programme 2017-2020  TERMS OF REFERENCE Evaluation of Comhlámh’s Irish Aid Programme 2017-2020  1. BACKGRUND   Comhlámh is the association of international volunteers and development workers. The association’s vision is of development workers and volunteers working in solidarity for a socially just, equitable and sustainable world, locally and globally.  Our mission is to nurture, […]

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Changing Volunteering in Orphanages.

DATE : December 13, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

https://youtu.be/wUUjPvnWFgM The untold stories of orphanages, a system that’s harming the very children we believe it protects, and how you can choose to be part of the solution.     Over the years many kind and well-intentioned people have volunteered in orphanages. They have done so in order to help some of the world’s most […]

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Celebrating Global Efforts to end Gender Based Violence

DATE : November 27, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  Dear Friends Please join us this International Human Rights Day  to mark the contribution of southern based women working to  eradicate gender based violence. Our celebration of this inspiring collaboration takes place on 10th December at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansion House Dawson Street Dublin 2 with our special guest speaker Noeline Blackwell, Director […]

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Dympna Meaney Fund Now Open for 2019 Applications

DATE : November 27, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund Applications are now open. Please note these are to be be submitted by Friday 29th March 2019. Please do share this across you networks.  Purpose of the Fund The Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund seeks to connect women leaders from Africa, Asia, and/or Central or South America with […]

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Living in the shadows of Irish society.

DATE : October 3, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

This is a typical day in the life of an asylum seeker in Knockalisheen Accommodation Centre (Direct Provision). The first thing is a trip to communal bathrooms to brush teeth and shower before breakfast which will be served in the canteen between 08h00-10h00. The condition of the bathroom will depend on the type of a […]

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Comhlámh Statement on Trump’s Visit

DATE : September 7, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

      “Comhlámh are delighted to host the Trump Baby blimp with Afri,  Friends of the Earth, and the Latin American Solidarity Center.  It affords an opportunity for collective expressions of discontent about how our societies are organized at local and global levels. Trump is not the only leader with a clear desire to […]

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