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Equality & Rights Matter to Us All

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19/11/2008

When you consider all the people in Ireland who are either young or old, gay or straight, Irish or foreign, married, single, widowed or divorced, parent or carer, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu, or Jewish, male or female, it seems that very few people are left in Ireland who might not need the help of either The Equality Authority or the Irish Human Rights Commission at some point in their lives.

Pity the public representative who goes knocking at their doors for assistance – will anyone be left to answer?

Tomorrow, November 20th, marks the next step in the budgetary process. We are asking you to oppose the blatant dismantling of our equality and human rights infrastructure as the budget continues to be debated.

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Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA)

70 organisations representing over 2 million people

Access Ireland

Age Action

Age and Opportunity

AKidWa

Amnesty International Irish section

Aontas

Banulacht

Barnados

Carers Association

Changing Ireland

Children’s Rights Alliance

Choice Ireland

Comhlámh

Community Platform

Community Workers Co-operative

Doras Bui

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland

Family Resource Centres National Forum

FLAC

Galway Refugee Support Group

GLEN

Greater Dublin Independent Living

Human Rights Centre, NUIG

Immigrant Council of Ireland

Inclusion Ireland

INOU

Integrating Ireland

Irish Association of Advocates

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Irish Family Planning Association

Irish Nurses Organisation

Irish Penal Reform Trust

Irish Refugee Council

Irish Rural Link

Irish Traveller Movement

Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre

Kilbarrack CDP

Labour LGBT

LIR Anti Racism Training and Education Programme

MarriagEquality

Methodist Women of Ireland

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre

National Lesbian & Gay Federation

National Collective of Community Women’s Networks

National Traveller Women’s Forum

National Women’s Council of Ireland

National Youth Council of Ireland

NGO Peace Alliance

Northside Community Law Centre

Northwest LGBT Pride

Older Women’s Network

One Family

OPEN

Outhouse

Pavee Point

People Before Profit Alliance

Safe and Legal (in Ireland) Abortion Rights Campaign

SIPTU

TASC

Transgender Equality Network Ireland

The Wheel

Treoir

TUI

UCD School of Social Justice

Union of Students in Ireland

Women’s Aid

Women Together Network