Comhlámh https://comhlamh.org/ In Global Solidarity Mon, 28 Nov 2022 03:07:37 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://comhlamh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-circle-2-32x32.png Comhlámh https://comhlamh.org/ 32 32 MEDIA RELEASE: Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group call on the government to help end the practice of orphanage volunteering to mark World Children’s Day https://comhlamh.org/blog/media-release-comhlamh-and-the-end-orphanage-volunteering-working-group-call-on-the-government-to-help-end-the-practice-of-orphanage-volunteering-to-mark-world-childrens-day/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 22:29:49 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=7167 The post MEDIA RELEASE: Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group call on the government to help end the practice of orphanage volunteering to mark World Children’s Day appeared first on Comhlámh.

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FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 3): Unpacking Commonalities in Struggle https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-autumn-series-2022-unpacking-commonalities-in-struggle/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 17:37:34 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=7145 The post FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 3): Unpacking Commonalities in Struggle appeared first on Comhlámh.

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‘We Need to Talk – Hosting Conversations on Climate Change and Unsustainability’ – Comhlámh’s IVCO 2022 Think Piece https://comhlamh.org/blog/we-need-to-talk-hosting-conversations-on-climate-change-and-unsustainability-comhlamhs-ivco-2022-think-piece/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:47:17 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=7102 The post ‘We Need to Talk – Hosting Conversations on Climate Change and Unsustainability’ – Comhlámh’s IVCO 2022 Think Piece appeared first on Comhlámh.

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FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 2): The Struggle for the Earth – The Global is Local https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-autumn-series-2022-struggle-for-the-earth/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 12:56:20 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=7071 The post FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 2): The Struggle for the Earth – The Global is Local appeared first on Comhlámh.

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Explore Our New Courses Pages https://comhlamh.org/blog/explore-our-new-courses-pages/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:11:42 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=7025 The post Explore Our New Courses Pages appeared first on Comhlámh.

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FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 1): Struggle as Acts of Citizenship https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-autumn-series-2022-struggle-as-acts-of-citizenship/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 01:17:56 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6945 The post FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022 (Part 1): Struggle as Acts of Citizenship appeared first on Comhlámh.

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#FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022: The Struggle for Democracy – Exploring Commonalities in Global Citizenship and Activism https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-autumn-series-2022-the-struggle-for-democracy-exploring-commonalities-in-global-citizenship-and-activism/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 01:00:37 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6870 The post #FirstWeds Autumn Series 2022: The Struggle for Democracy – Exploring Commonalities in Global Citizenship and Activism appeared first on Comhlámh.

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Culture Night 2022 at Comhlámh https://comhlamh.org/blog/culture-night-2022-at-comhlamh/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 16:15:22 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6928 The post Culture Night 2022 at Comhlámh appeared first on Comhlámh.

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Comhlámh’s Board of Directors: Welcomes and Farewells https://comhlamh.org/blog/comhlamhs-board-of-directors-welcomes-and-farewells/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 18:05:57 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6361 We are delighted to announce that Comhlámh has three new Board Members, Morgane Clarke, Siobhán Reynolds and Mairéad Roche, who were appointed at Comhlámh’s Annual General Meeting on 23 June 2022. They all are bringing a vast array of crucial expertise and skills that will strongly contribute to the development of our organisation. Morgane Clarke […]

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INVITATION TO TENDER: External audits of organisations involved in Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies https://comhlamh.org/blog/invitation-to-tender-external-audits-of-organisations-involved-in-comhlamhs-code-of-good-practice/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 14:32:34 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6385 Comhlámh is seeking a suitably qualified consultant/s to undertake external audits of four organisations involved in our Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies (CoGP). The consultant will evaluate levels of compliance with the principles of the CoGP, identify priorities for improvement and co-create an action plan with the organisations. The successful applicant should […]

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NEW PUBLICATION: Solidarity in Action. A Journey in Global Citizenship Education https://comhlamh.org/blog/solidarity-in-action-a-journey-in-global-citizenship-education-publication/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 10:24:39 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6358 Along with our partners, UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO), Comhlámh is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Solidarity in Action 2021: A journey in Global Citizenship Education’. This digital publication captures some of the unique learning and impact for those involved in Solidarity in Action, a 3-month development education programme devised in partnership with UCDVO in […]

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Research into emerging models of global solidarity and global citizens https://comhlamh.org/blog/research-into-emerging-models-of-global-solidarity-and-global-citizens/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:30:45 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6363 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 Annual Report 2021 https://comhlamh.org/blog/comhlamh-annual-report-2021/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:59:24 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6349 Comhlámh Annual Report 2021: Report Introduction Dear Members and Supporters of Comhlámh, We are very grateful for your ongoing support, encouragement and community, which helped sustain Comhlámh during the difficult second year of the pandemic. The effects have had a deep impact across the international development and volunteering sectors, affecting all areas of our solidarity-based […]

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Ireland Says Welcome: Appeal to Minister O’Gorman to address new and long-standing human rights concerns and disparities in the international protection system https://comhlamh.org/blog/ireland-says-welcome-appeal-to-minister-ogorman-to-address-new-and-long-standing-human-rights-concerns-and-disparities-in-the-international-protection-system/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:27:00 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6331 Re: To: Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youthby email to: roderic.ogorman@oireachtas.ie20th June 2022 RE: Appeal to Minister O’Gorman to address new and long-standing human rights concerns and disparities in the international protection system and refocus on the objective of humanely addressing the accommodation needs of all who arrive in Ireland seeking […]

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Access to Medicines Ireland: WTO Members fail to deliver a comprehensive TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 health technologies including vaccines https://comhlamh.org/blog/access-to-medicines-ireland-wto-members-fail-to-deliver-a-comprehensive-trips-waiver-for-covid-19-health-technologies-including-vaccines-2/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:34:00 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6329 PRESS RELEASE Dublin, Friday, 17th June Following more than 2 years of a pandemic and the loss of an estimated over 15 million lives, on June 17th 2022 Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed a Ministerial decision on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. The agreement differs significantly from the […]

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Comhlámh AGM 2022 & Annual Forum – 23 June 2022 https://comhlamh.org/blog/comhlamh-agm-2022-annual-forum-23-june-2022/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 16:01:42 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6315 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/comhlamh-welcomes-new-ceo-and-capacity-building-and-volunteering-po/ Tue, 31 May 2022 21:31:02 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6275 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/comhlamh-says-goodbye-to-caoimhe-butterly/ Mon, 09 May 2022 15:16:09 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6239 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/criminalisation-of-humanitarians-on-the-european-borders/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:32:24 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6230 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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W4BW Sustaining Civil Responses to Migration Project Comes to an End – Check Our Psychosocial Support Resources https://comhlamh.org/blog/working-for-a-better-world-project-resources-and-closing/ Tue, 03 May 2022 15:28:49 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6201 Last week our Working for a Better World (W4BW) – Sustaining Civic Response (W4BW) Project came to an end. We are wrapping it up in a very uncertain time – a time of war, escalating conflicts, forced displacements, increasingly perilous refuge-seeking journeys and the deepening impacts of climate change. In response, both communities and solidarity […]

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Access to Medicines Ireland Call on Pfizer to Share Knowledge and Address Inequitable Global Access to ts COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments https://comhlamh.org/blog/access-to-medicines-ireland-call-on-pfizer-to-share-knowledge-and-address-inequitable-global-access-to-ts-covid-19-vaccine-and-treatments/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6200   PRESS RELEASE Dublin, Friday, 29th April 2022. Campaigners from Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI), a leading group of doctors, academics and patients, took part yesterday in a global day of action to coincide with Pfizer’s global Annual General Meetings, demanding that the company drops all monopoly protections on its COVID-19 vaccine technology and proactively […]

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Decolonising Development Education Workshop https://comhlamh.org/blog/decolonising-development-education-workshop/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 11:57:44 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6155 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-solidarity-in-crisis-2/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 11:39:19 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6138 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/media-release-access-to-medicines-ireland-trips-waiver-deal-welcome-but-pharma-must-play-its-part/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:31:51 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6076 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-solidarity-with-ukraine/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:21:44 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6043 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/firstweds-spring-series-conflict-and-migration-through-the-lens-of-solidarity-2/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:16:56 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=6023 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 https://comhlamh.org/blog/stephen-ucembe-put-children-first-end-orphanage-care/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 01:23:05 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=5976 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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Applications are now open for the 2022 edition of the “Skills in Development Education” course https://comhlamh.org/blog/applications-are-now-open-for-the-2022-edition-of-the-skills-in-development-education-course-2/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:39:08 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=5952 Applications for Solidarity in Action are open from 1 to 18th of March. This course (or learning journey) aims to cultivate sustainable activism in participants. It is open to those who have previously participated in one of our evening courses (Be the Change or Skills in Development Education), the UCDVO Volunteer Programme, or members of the UCD Community with relevant knowledge/experience. Find out more and apply here.

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WEBINAR – Militarized Israel: How living in a highly militarized state affects children and young people in Palestine and Israel. A non violent response. https://comhlamh.org/blog/justice-for-palestine-group-webinar-militarised-israel-a-non-violent-response/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 23:03:31 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=5954 The post WEBINAR – Militarized Israel: How living in a highly militarized state affects children and young people in Palestine and Israel. A non violent response. appeared first on Comhlámh.

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Saying Goodbye to Sandra Byrne, Comhlámh’s Volunteer Quality Project Officer  https://comhlamh.org/blog/saying-goodbye-to-sandra-byrne/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 17:05:32 +0000 https://comhlamh.org/?p=5944 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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