Our campaigning activities focus on issues where we have identified key systemic problems causing inequalities and human rights violations that particularly affect migrants.This work is informed by the insights we gain by providing direct support services to migrants at the local level. We ensure that that the problems experienced by migrants in Limerick are represented in national campaigns and are heard at the political level.
The key areas of our campaigning work are:
- Direct Provision
- Asylum & Protection system (International Protection Act)
- Fair Work Standards
- Voting Rights – General Election 2016
How do we influence policy and campaign for change?
We use our local networks and regional influence to support national level campaigns. We work to raise awareness and generate support for positive change by collaborating with other organisations, engaging with the media and the public. We influence policy development by engaging with decision makers and public representatives at the local, national & international levels, including politicians, civil servants, mainstream organisations, the Council of Europe and the United Nations human rights bodies.
How can you help to influence policy and campaign for change?
The most effective way to influence policy is to contact your local representative: your local TD and/ or Councillor or local political party branches. Research the particular issue you would like them to address (e.g. Direct Provision; Hate Crime legislation; Refugee Resettlement) and write a letter or visit a local clinic to raise the issues of concern and request action from your elected representative.
To find contact details of your local representative, visit www.whoismytd.com
Follow our social media accounts for current campaign actions and please get in touch if you are planning any campaign actions that we could support.