The Name of the First News: Is Ireland good for your Health?By Ebun Akpoveta
(From L- R)Claire Ducept ,Marja Almqvist, Laura Molloy, Ebun AkpovetaThis was the question that the Canal Communities Intercultural Centre asked 102 participants from Africa, Asia, the new EU States and China as they conducted a research on the health needs of people from new communities living and working in the Canal area (which includes Inchicore, Rialto, Bluebell, Kilmainham and Islandbridge).
Irish nun receives one of Zambia’s highest awards.By Ronan Barry
Sr. Mary Moloney, a Presentation Sister from Holy Cross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, became Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom, one of Zambia’s highest State honours, at a colourful ceremony during Zambia’s Independence Day celebrations. The Award was conferred on Sister Mary by the President of Zambia, Dr. Patrick Levy Mwanawasa at State House on 24 October 2007, the 43rd anniversary of Zambia’s Independence.
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS ISSUES FACING MIGRANT WOMENBy Ruth Evans
Migrant women in Ireland face a range of gender-specific issues at work and in the community which need to be taken into account in immigration and integration policy, Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) chief executive Denise Charlton said today.
Irish Refugee Council: Asylum Seekers Campaign
Juliet Amamure is An asylum seeker and Irish Refugee Awards Winner 2007 outside Leinster House on Tues November 27th after the Irish Refugee Council Pre Budget Press Conference held in nearby Buswells Hotel. Robin and Juliet were part of a panel which included Senator Ivana Bacik,
BURKINA FASO: Too many women dying in childbirth
The United Nations Population Fund has launched a campaign in Burkina Faso to drastically reduce maternal mortality by promoting assisted delivery and prenatal consultations. The campaign aims to reach 80 percent of women at the age to procreate in rural areas, and 50 percent in the cities.....read on
Minister Kitt announces funding to combat Gender-Based Violence
Michael Kitt TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development, today announced Irish Aid funding of €750,000 to tackle Gender-Based Violence (GBV)......read on