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Tackling sexism online discussed at major conference in Dublin Castle

November 17, 2014 - 3:15pm

We need to shine a spotlight on the presence and nature of online sexism, conference told

- NYCI Annual Conference: Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work -

Sexism online, body image, sexuality and other gender related issues are still live issues, and those working with young people need to be supported to tackle them. That was the message emerging from Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work, which took place in Dublin Castle today (17.11.14).

Constitutional Convention: Youth Council welcomes lower voting age recommendation

January 27, 2013 - 1:30pm

Vote@16 campaign successful in convincing the Constitutional Convention

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today (27.01.13) welcomed the Constitutional Convention's vote in favour of lowering the voting age and recommending that the issue be put to a referendum.

“We are delighted with the recommendation that the voting age be lowered, as the Youth Council has led the campaign on this issue since 2009.

Launch of Youth Unemployment Action Plan – ‘Creating A Future for Young Jobseekers’

March 31, 2011 - 9:45am

Today Minister Joan Burton T.D. unveils NYCI’s report ‘Creating A Future for Young Jobseekers’ at 12pm in the European Parliament Offices on Molesworth Street. The report is a result of 18 months of consultation with young jobseekers, experts and stakeholders along with research and analysis of existing actions and policies to date.

Constitutional Convention: Youth Council calls for lower voting age

January 26, 2013 - 1:15pm

At the first meeting of the Constitutional Convention in the Grand Hotel Malahide today (26.01.13), the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) called for a reduction in the voting age to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in National, Local and European Parliament elections. Young people from NYCI’s Vote at 16 campaign were invited to present their arguments to the Convention, which met to consider whether to recommend that lowering the voting age be put to a referendum.

 

Major Conference on Global Youth Work takes place in Dublin Castle

October 8, 2014 - 11:15am

Development education strategy for Ireland vital, conference told

- Young People: Connected, Respected and Empowered: A conference on development education and youth -

As global citizens, young people have a vital role to play in tackling poverty and injustice, promoting peace and democracy and safeguarding human rights. That was the message emerging from Young People: Connected, Respected and Empowered: A conference on development education and youth, which took place in Dublin Castle today (08.10.14). 

Young people called on to join campaign against hate speech

September 24, 2014 - 11:00am
Underreporting key issue in fight against online hate speech
Twitter, Council of Europe and Youth Council spearhead launch of No Hate Speech Movement in Ireland.
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) officially launched Ireland’s No Hate Speech Movement in Dublin’s EU House today (24.09.14). The No Hate Speech Movement is a Council of Europe led campaign to build awareness of online hate speech and to support young people across Europe to challenge Hate Speech.

Youth Council launches pledge2reg.ie young voter registration drive

March 26, 2014 - 9:30am
  • urges young people to register to vote in local and European elections  
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 6th

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today (26.03.14) launched a nationwide initiative to encourage those under 25 to make sure they are on the electoral register for the upcoming elections taking place on May 23rd.

Return migration plan vital, in context of upturn in economy

September 16, 2014 - 5:15pm

165,300 young people have emigrated over the last 5 years, conference told


Home is where the heart is - A conference on return migration from a youth perspective -

With the economy starting to show signs of recovery, it is time for Government to consider strategies to facilitate return migration in the future. That was the message emerging from Home is where the heart is - A conference on return migration from a youth perspective, which took place in Dublin Castle today (16.09.14). 

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