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A Changed Ireland, Migration, Inclusion and Justice



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08/07/2023 - 08/07/2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Farmleigh House and Estate

A Changed Ireland, Migration, Inclusion and Justice
8th July 2023, 3.00pm - 4.00pm, Farmleigh House

International Human Rights talk with Dr. Salome Mbugua, CEO of AkiDwA, The Migrant Women’s Network Ireland.

The original founders of the Irish State had a vision of a society which guaranteed religious and civil liberty as well as equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens. Their aim was to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally, including the newly arrived.
In the last 20 years, Ireland has changed significantly from a country of emigration. It is no longer a homogenous society, as 13.8% of the 5.1 million of its population today are migrants, who contribute €3.7 billion to the economy annually. Dr. Mbugua’s talk will focus on this changing reality and will examine how we can all work together to ensure that we are inclusive and that human rights for all are upheld.
Dr. Salome Mbugua is a researcher, gender equality activist and human rights advocate. She is the CEO of AkiDwA -The Migrant Women’s Network Ireland. Her professional life spans over 20 years of experience in civil society in Europe and Africa working with under-represented groups, in particular women, children, and young people.
Dr Mbugua serves as a human rights commissioner with Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission. Her strong belief in equality and justice has shaped her career, leading to engagement with policy makers in Ireland, Europe and at an international level. She serves on various advisory committees, expert groups and boards in Ireland and at a European level and sits on an expert EU group on economic migration.
In September 2018, Dr Mbugua was appointed by the Tánaiste to chair the working group developing Ireland’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. She serves as the Chair of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion project board with the Public Appointments Service. She is a 2015 OHCHR-UN Fellow of People of African Descent and a 2010 Eisenhower Women’s Leadership Fellow. She was the Rosie Hackett Award recipient in 2020 and the Lord Mayor’s Award recipient in 2022. Dr Mbugua holds a Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin on international peace relations and also holds a master’s degree in Equality Studies from UCD.
Tickets €10 including booking fee



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