Amnesty International (Irish Section)


Community Workers Cooperative Women’s Sub-Group

Dublin Aids Alliance

Forum of People with Disabilities Women’s Sub-Group

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas

Irish Penal Reform Trust

Irish Refugee Council

Lesbian Education and Awareness

Merchants Quay Project

National Traveller Women's Forum

National Women’s Council of Ireland

Pavee Point

Ruhama Women’s Project

St Michael’s Family Resource Centre

UNIFEM (Ireland)

UNICEF (Ireland)

Women’s Aid

Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre

Women and Prostitution Project



December 10, 1998, will be the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Throughout the year the United Nations and governments around the world will hold events to mark the occasion and to promote awareness of human rights.  This is an important opportunity for non-governmental groups and individuals to ask our elected representatives and policy makers what they have done to implement Ireland's international commitments to women's human rights locally, nationally and internationally.

The Women's Human Rights Campaign Ireland, 1998 is part of the Global Campaign for Women's Human Rights which originated at the time of the UN World Conference on Human Rights (Vienna, 1993) and links women in every region of the world who are working for implementation of the Vienna Declaration's commitments to women's human rights, the Beijing Platform for Action, and other human rights agreements.

The campaign builds on the success of the ICCL Women's Rights as Human Rights Conference (Dublin, March, 1997) when more than 400 women from around the country gathered to exchange views and plan strategies for achieving women's human right throughout Ireland.

The campaign will organise events to highlight women's human rights concerns, monitor government performance around the implementation of women's human rights, produce background papers and lobby documents for national and international arenas, and respond to emergency human rights situations affecting women. 

The campaign will focus attention on critical areas where women's human rights are vulnerable including: reproductive rights; the human rights of women who belong to racial or ethinic minorities including refugees, asylum seekers, and Travellers; and the human rights concerns of other groups at risk such as women with disabilities, women prostitutes and prisoners, and lesbians.

It will underscore that women's human rights are universal - they belong to all women in public and in private contexts, and indivisible - economic, social and cultural rights are no less important than civil and political rights.



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