Other Information

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(1) Applications open for the Global Citizen Award (GCA)

The GCA encourages and recognises international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. 

Who is it for?

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. The 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing the award to be reflective without restriction on when they went volunteering.

What will volunteers get from it?

  • Champion global justice issues

  • Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development

  • Social media, advocacy and blog writing skills

  • Network and make connections with like-minded people

  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network

For further information and to apply, please click here

(2) Call for Papers - Conference on Vindicating the Rights of Migrants and Refugees: Exploring the Role of Courts and Tribunals

Organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, the conference will take place in NUI Galway on 17 - 18 May. Submissions of paper proposals on the theme of the conference are invited – see here for full details. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to ichrmigration@gmail.com. Please also include your name, affiliation, contact details and a 100 words biography. Closing date for submissions: 23 February.

(3) Register for 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards

Irish Aid has launched the 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools across the island of Ireland. This year's theme, 'Transforming our World,' invites pupils and teachers to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries. Register and find out moreClosing date for receipt of Awards entries: 23 March.

(4) Applications open for Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund

Full details of this Fund, which was set up to connect women leaders from the global south with skills building opportunities to strengthen their contribution to global human rights, can be found here. Closing date: 13 April.

(5) Call for Candidates - Expert Council on NGO Law

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is inviting qualified candidates to apply to serve as Members of the Expert Council on NGO Law from July 2018 to July 2021. Find out more by clicking on the above links. Closing date: 15 April.