Bashy Quraishy talk in Trinity

About 45 people turned out to here Bashy Quraishy talk about migration, racism and Islamophobia last night.  The event was co hosted by Comhlámh and the Trinity Global Development. Bashy Quraishy is internationally known for his work, being a leading voice on inter-culturalism, migration in the context of globalization, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Bashy contributes regularly in the Danish and European media on various issues concerning

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Irish Aid Volunteer Fair 2016.

Irish Aid Volunteering Fair 2016 – Be Part of the Picture! #IrishAidVolFair @Irish_Aid @Comhlamh #VolOps This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair will take place at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 01 October 2016. 35 volunteer sending agencies and other organisations will have stands to showcase their overseas projects and answer your questions about the realities of volunteering and

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Culture Night 2106 @ Comhlámh

Culture Night at Comhlámh sees three distinct talks and performances.   At 7pm “All We Need Is Love” – A collective of artists from Brazil living in Ireland will perform music At 8pm ‘MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland’ – Members of MASI will be hosting storytelling and about living within – and fighting against – the Direct Provision incarceration system. At

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We’re recruiting a Training and Education Project Officer.

Comhlámh are recruiting a Training and Education Project Officer   Job Title: Training and Education Project Officer Reports to: Programme Manager Location: 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Click here for a PDF version of the below. Comhlámh is the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers. Our mission is to foster good practice and critical engagement in volunteering and action for development. Comhlámh is

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Tanks and aircraft and soldiers, oh my!

When Comhlámh’s Mark Malone and Ruth Powell found themselves surrounded by tanks and aircraft and soldiers, at the Roger Casement Memorial Day, on 03 August this year, their first thought was to wonder why!   At first glance it didn’t seem as if an aerodrome in the middle of Baldonnel, would be the natural habitat for Comhlámh staff, but the day, to mark the

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Comhlámh thanks to Austin!!

Austin Hall a student from the University of Virginia has been on an internship placement with Comhlámh this summer organized through EUSA (www.eusainternships.org ). Some of you may have met him at Comhlámh events and activities. Austin’s placement followed requests from North American volunteer sending organisations for a self audit tool based on the CoGP, customised for use in the USA and Canada.  Although

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Militant Care And Hope.

In struggles for justice, how we think, learn and act shapes real solidarity 0n May 4th, Comhlamh hosted a first Wednesday debate under the theme ‘What does migrant solidarity look like?’ The panel was composed of migrant justice activists Neltah Chadamoyo, Lucky Khambule, Razieh Nikoomanesh and Caoimhe Butterly, and chaired by Gavan Titley. “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting

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Comhlámh visits European Parliament Volunteering Interest Group

Comhlámh’s Philip Mudge writes about his first post-Brexit trip to Brussel.  Our self-described Mr Potato-Head attended the European Parliament Volunteering Interest Group meeting hosted by Irish independent MEP Marian Harkin.   Here’s what he reports back.. Queuing up at border control in Dublin airport for the first time since the Brexit vote, I clutched my UK passport tightly and wondered how much longer I’d be welcome

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Berta Cáceres’ Legacy

Early in the morning of March 3, Berta Cáceres was assassinated as she slept. The Honduran activist’s assassination shines a light on the risk of death for environmental defenders in Latin America. Berta  Cáceres cofounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH, in order to defend the territorial rights of indigenous and campesino people against logging and other extractive

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Symposium on Student Volunteering

Comhlámh’s Philip Mudge and Ruth Powell participated in the Symposium on Student Volunteering held at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, at NUI Galway earlier this week. The day began with a welcome and support message from MEP Marian Harkin, via Skype, who wished all the organisations present the very best for the day.  And the symposium was filled with input, challenges, questions and

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