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Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality Formally Launches

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Yes Equality supporters pose for press photographers in advance of the launch on Monday 9 March of the campaign at the Rotunda's Pillar Room in Dublin. Photo: ICCL.

Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality, a new independent nationwide civil society group was launched yesterday 9 March 2015 at the Rotunda Pillar Room. The group has been formed to coordinate and lead the campaign to win the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd.

Hosted by Charlie Bird, the launch was attended by numerous well known leaders from civil society, and a large representation from social justice organisations, civil society groups, political and faith-based groups, from across Ireland.

The Yes Equality campaign was established by GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL, which have been working for equality for LGBT people for many years. The three organisations have been working together since successfully encouraging the Convention on the Constitution to propose a marriage equality referendum.

The Yes Equality campaign has volunteers and supporters all across the country who have organised into local Yes Equality groups to coordinate the campaign at grassroots level.

Yes Equality is also supported by a wide range of civil society organisations such as trades unions, women’s groups, all political parties, and youth and student organisations. A range of faith based and professional groups including teachers, doctors, psychologists, academics and lawyers, and a diverse range of individuals from all across Irish society – from all age groups. backgrounds, political traditions and religions, are all campaigning hard for a Yes vote.

The campaign has offices in Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 and is registered as company limited by guarantee. LGBT Equality Ltd/Yes Equality is registered as a Third Party with the Standards in Public Office Commission in accordance with the Electoral Acts. All funds raised are compliant with SIPOC Third Party rules.

For more details see the campaign website:

www.yesequality.ie

info@yesequality.ie

tel: (01) 7030412

 

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

Read more HERE.

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