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Cavan Youthreach Winner Shines New Light on Homelessness

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Pictured L-R: Third Place Prizewinner Nikita Turner, Ballymun Youthreach; Second Place Prizewinner Darren Sherlock, Parnell Sq Youthreach Transition Centre, and First Place Prizewinner Jamie Mullarkey of Cavan Youthreach

A new light was shone on the homelessness crisis today (Friday 12 December 2014) at a ceremony in Dublin, where Cavan Youthreach’s Jamie Mullarkey was awarded first prize in the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Youthreach Human Rights Competition, for his uniquely creative lightbox installation entitled ‘Have you ever felt invisible before’.

The installation – a mixed media piece combining Perspex, wood, photography and lighting - is “designed to encourage the public to consider the invisibility and anonymity of life on the streets for those experiencing homelessness”, explained Jamie at today’s ceremony

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Progress on Children’s Rights Celebrated at Launch of New Guide

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(L to R) CEO of the Childrens Rights Alliance Tanya Ward, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs James Reilly TD & Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Director Mark Kelly during the launch of  'Know Your Rights- The Rights of Children & Young People' at European Parliament House, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin on 26 November 2014.

Progress made in entrenching the rights of children and young people has been celebrated at the launch of a new guide to their rights by Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today (Wednesday 26 November 2014).  The guide, ‘Know Your Rights – The Rights of Children and Young People’, is a joint publication of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

‘Know Your Rights – The Rights of Children and Young People’ is the latest in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series. It is the first guide of its kind which seeks to comprehensively and accessibly outline the rights of children and young people in Ireland, and has been awarded a Plain English mark by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). 

- ‘Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People’ is the latest in the ICCL’s Know Your Rights public information series, which is designed to inform people in clear and accessible language about their rights under key areas of the law. The pack was produced in partnership with the Children’s Rights Alliance, and explains these rights in plain English. See www.knowyourrights.ie for more details about the Know Your Rights project.

 

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