The Equality and Intercultural Programme at NYCI [www.youth.ie/programmes/equality-intercultural] has a number of resources including:
Make Minority a Priority: This qualitative study explores the perspectives and experiences of 50 young minority ethnic people aged 15 to 24 years who have grown up in Ireland. The study of the NYCI aims to spark evidence informed debate in the youth sector and recommends new ways for youth organisations to work with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Transforming Hate in Youth Work Settings: This educational tool and practice manualoutlines an innovative new approach on how to transform hate in youth work settings. Focused on the youth worker, and their practice, it looks at self-awareness, taking a needs-based approach, and building connections with young people though empathic listening.
Beyond Hate – A Journey with Young People Towards Inclusion: This resource was developed to accompany the Transforming Hate manual. It is an activity resource that youth workers can use with young people to explore and transform hate in youth work settings.
Transforming Shadows: Education resource for Youth Workers on Conflict Transformation.
8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work: Promoting best quality inclusive practice in youth work settings.
Access All Areas: A Diversity Toolkit for the Youth Sector: Includes chapters on working with young people from a minority ethnic background; LGBT young people; young Travellers; young people with a physical disability, who have sight loss or who are deaf; young people with a learning disability; young people with mental health issues; young people involved with the juvenile justice system; including young parents, young people with education, employment or training needs and on including young men and women equally; young people in rurally isolated areas; and young people experiencing homelessness.
Let’s Act on Inclusion Video Series: 10 short videos on equality and inclusion. Each clip can be used to start a conversation with your team or youth group.
Promoting Quality in Intercultural Youth Work – Phase One: This extensive resource is a guide that any youth service, club or project can use to become a more inclusive service, reaching as many young people in the local community as possible, and ensuring those young people feel welcome to return as regular participants. The resource is laid out as 12 Steps to Good Practice in Intercultural Youth Work. Each step covers a different aspect of youth work from the practicalities of creating an inclusive environment in your organisation.
Promoting Quality in Intercultural Youth Work – Phase Two: This resource follows on from phase one and uses the 12 Steps to Good Practice in Intercultural Youth Work to show how seven Dublin-based organisations have used the manual.
Life Stories: This is an educational activity pack that gives a voice to young people from a diverse range of minority groups in Ireland. The young people’s stories form the basis of the pack. These stories are supported by group work, simulation games, drama and art activities, which enable young people to explore identity in Ireland and around the world.
All Different All Equal: An Anti-Racist and Intercultural Education Resource for Youth Workers: This resource attempts to accommodate the considerable changes that have occurred in Ireland over the last few decades with regard to population diversity. The resource aims to help youth workers address issues of racism and equality with their young people. It puts these issues in a global context, highlighting the links between migration and development and between Ireland and other countries around the world.
Practical Guidelines for Supporting Interculturalism in Youth Work: This document responds to frequently asked questions that NYCI receives on the inclusion of cultural and minority ethnic young people and leaders in youth work and was a precursor to the Access All Areas resource. Note that it is from 2009.
The Development Education Programme at NYCI [www.youth.ie/programmes/development-education] has a large number of publications including:
Peace and Justice: It’s Up to YOUth: This resource for youth workers on Peace, Justice and the SDGs. It provides activities and opportunities for young people (and those who work with young people) to engage more on key issues of our time, to reflect on root causes and consequences, and looks to future pathways to peace, justice and equality.
Global Rights, Noble Goals: This resource, which includes activities, seeks to put the plight of refugees and the drivers of migration into a wider political context with the sustainable development goals as a tool providing insight and empathy.
One World Week: This is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland every year. Young people and those who work with young people learn about local, national and global justice issues and take action to bring about positive change. Scroll to the bottom of the page for resources published each year for One World Week.
Activity-Based Resources from Other Organisations for Educators:
Note: many of these resources are developed for teachers however they can be adapted for a youth work context.
Scouterna: Them ‘n’ Us – a toolkit on diversity in Scouting: This resource includes perspectives on ethnicity, religion, culture in terms of Scout culture and outdoor life.
SALTO-YOUTH: ID Booklet: A practical manual with activities that stimulate youth work to be more inclusive and reach a more diverse target group. Their website also has further resources around equality and interculturalism.
SALTOCultural Diversity Resource Centre: Valuing the Difference Resource Pack: This pack is designed to explore the topic of cultural diversity and many of the related and complex issues people face today.
Canal Communities Intercultural Centre: The Diversity Project Resource Pack: is a drama-based resource for working with young people. Ideal for doing pre-development work with groups who will be welcoming new members. CCIC developed the resource with their partners. intercultural.ie/sites/intercultural.ie/files/The%20Diversity%20Project.pdf
Women’s Refugee Commission with UNHCR: Global Refugee Youth Consultation Toolkit: This toolkit aims to ensure that the voices of young refugees are heard in a variety of contexts. It provides guidance on how to deliver short consultations, over one day or less, that will gather similar information to the longer formal four-day format. This toolkit has been formulated for easy use by NGOs, CBOs and youth organisations in their countries.
Bridges and Barriers to Unity –A Toolkit for Youth Work to Promote Diversity and Inclusion: This is a resource manual borne from several organisations coming together to discuss how to support youth workers in promoting diversity and inclusion in their youth work.
Youth Work Ireland Tipperary: “What’s the Photostory?” Syria-Tipperary: This resource for youth and community workers, comes with activities for guidance on how best to engage with photographs and stories to encourage a deeper understanding of the experiences of being displaced and in creating connections across community and young people.
CDYSB and 80:20: Vary Us – Exploring Diversity, Interculturalism, Identity: This resource pack encourages young people, youth workers and facilitators to work together to explore and debate the themes of identity, the cultural and social changes taking place in our communities and how we can respond positively and creatively to these changes.
Eco Unesco: Embracing Diversity:which presents a flexible, easy-to-use range of workshops, simulation games and activities designed to make young people aware of the alternatives to prejudice and stereotyping, using environmental education. It celebrates multiculturalism and the environment.
International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International: All Together – Making Inclusion Happen Handbook: This handbook operates within IFM-SEI’s framework of their project All Together 2.0 in 2014 and is developed around the topic of social inclusion
See also: www.all-together.eu/
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Spotlight on Stereotyping, A Resource for Teachers of Civic, Social and Political Education: This resource was written in collaboration with the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The resource links to key concepts included in the CSPE curriculum such as identity, human rights and human dignity, equality, community and the law, and also includes ideas for action projects.
Irish Girl Guides: This intercultural activity pack covers a wide age range.
Show Racism the Red Card: Show Racism the Red Card Education Pack: this is an initiative set up to tackle racism in society through the medium of sport. Although this education pack is targeted towards schools (there is one for primary schools and one for secondary schools), this is a resource which can be used in other learning environments and in general anti-racism training.
Comhlámh: Diversity through the Arts:a resource with lesson plans addressing issues of culture and diversity through drama, visual art, storytelling and music for primary schools.
Show Racism the Red Card UK: Islamophobia Education Pack: This resource has been designed to help young people to challenge stereotypes and prejudice towards Muslims and gain a greater historical and political awareness of the climate which has enabled Islamophobia to grow in recent times.
Other Resources for Educators:
CDYSB: Toolkit of Essential Guidelines for Good Youth Work Practice: The toolkit contains a range of tools which are essential for the development of good youth work practice. It is targeted at youth work professionals and practitioners.
The Equality Authority: Give Stereotypes the Boot: This resource provides an introduction to the issue of stereotyping in an Irish context.
National Women’s Council of Ireland: Making Our Voices Heard, The Stories of Muslim Women in Ireland: Ireland is a country that has become increasingly multicultural in the last decade, but real integration has proven slower. This book is of particular value because it presents a diverse spectrum of Muslim women’s stories.
North West Inner City Network: Opening Doors:has developed an excellent Intercultural Toolkit ‘Opening Doors’ and a guide to key services in Dublin city centre ‘Find Your Way’.
Chester Beatty Library: Ways of Seeing II: This resource pack encourages inclusivity in the classroom and will provide teachers and pupils with resources and frameworks that explore diverse faiths and cultures: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient Egyptian culture. It encourages teachers and pupils to engage with local collections in museums to do so.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Equality and Diversity, Building a Culture of Equality in our Society: This resource is intended to support young people in critically exploring the concepts of equality and diversity and in acting to build a culture of equality within their own environment and within society. It is written in collaboration with City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Curriculum Development Unit.
City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Curriculum Development Unit:Changing Perspectives – Cultural Values, Diversity and Equality in Ireland and the Wider World: This resource aims to enable and empower students to become participative, aware and responsible citizens. It was written in collaboration with the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism.
City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Curriculum Development Unit: Tackling Controversial Issues in the Citizenship Classroom:this resource was written in collaboration with the Professional Development Service for Teachers. It provides a practical approach which allows students to explore controversial issues which arise in citizenship and other areas of the curriculum in a way which is safe for both teacher and students.
City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Curriculum Development Unit:Israel and Palestine, How will there be Peace?: This resource was written in collaboration with Sadaka and the Centre for Cross Border Studies. This resource aims to help post-primary students in Ireland to explore the Palestinian-Israeli situation within the context of Human Rights.
Council of Europe: Teaching Controversial Issues, Professional Development Pack for the Effective Teaching of Controversial Issues: This resource is a professional development programme for teachers which is designed to support and promote the teaching of controversial issues in schools in Europe.
Council of Europe: Compass, the Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People: Compass is written for everybody with an interest in human rights who wishes to engage in HRE and is an extensive, valuable resource from COE.
European Commission: What? Me? A Racist?: A resource written for educators to use with their student when addressing the subject of racism with young people.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Express Yourself:this 6 Step Teacher’s Guide to CPSE Human Rights Action Project invites young people in Ireland to promote human rights.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Human Rights, Equality and Teacher Education:The aim of the supplement is to support teacher educators in the design and delivery of education for equality and human rights.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Equality in Second-level Schools, A Training Manual for Educators and Trainers: The aim of the supplement is to support teacher educators in the design and delivery of education for equality and human rights.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Grounds for Action. Building a Culture of Equality in our Society: This resource is aimed to be used with secondary school students around equality and diversity.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Intercultural Training for Yellow Flag Schools: This is a training resource for the Yellow Flag programme which focuses on awareness raising.
IOM and UNHCR: Not Just Numbers, Educational Toolkit on Migration and Asylum in Europe: This is a toolkit about migration and asylum in the European Union designed to help teachers and other educators to engage young people in informed discussion on this subject, for ages 12+.
International Board on Books for Young People Ireland: Cross-Currents, A Guide to Multicultural Books for Young People: This resource highlights the important role of books in promoting respect for human and cultural diversity.
National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies: Islamic Teachings on Contemporary Issues for Young Muslims: This resource is divided into eight themes, covering issues related to religioun, identity and diversity, as well as more advanced themes.
ODIHR: Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims: Addressing Islamophobia through Education: This resource focuses on promoting mutual understanding and respect for diversity.
ODIHR: Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools: Aimed at both legislators and schools, this handbook offers guidance on preparing curricula for teaching about religions and beliefs, preferred procedures for assuring fairness in the development of curricula, and standards for how they could be implemented.
Reading International Solidarity Centre: Understanding Islam, Challenging Islamophobia, A Toolkit for Teachers and Facilitators: this resource aims to challenge misconceptions on Islam.
Runnymede Trust: Young Muslim and Citizen. Identity, Empowerment and Change: This resource includes ideas, activities and resources for parents, teachers and youth workers to support young Muslim voices to be heard.
SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre:The Sky is the Limit: This resource is an interactive guide for the creation of youth work projects with on interfaith dialogue.
Show Racism the Red Card: Teacher Education Pack: a sports-based training manual focused on supporting teachers to familiarise young people with the causes and consequences of racism; enable skills to challenge racism, develop good relationships and respect difference, and encourage active participation in a diverse Ireland.
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: ABC Teaching Human Rights: This resource provides practical activities based around human rights for primary and secondary school children.
Videos and Multimedia Resources:
Give it up for Ramadan: young people participate in an online educational resource on Ramadan.
Include Youth: Blow Your Socks Off:This video is an inclusive and creative way to look at shared experiences by vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in finding employment.
Migrants Rights Centre Ireland: Young, Paperless and Powerful: This video looks at MRCI’s campaign highlighting young people who are undocumented.
Migrants Rights Centre Ireland: Making Ireland Home: This video explores belonging, identity and experiences of racism with a group of young migrants.
Migrants Rights Centre Ireland: Minding the Gap: This is an animated short created by the young members of MRCI’s Migrant Education Access (MEA) campaign in order to tell their stories and highlight the barriers they face trying to access 3rd Scroll down the page a little to view.
Ruhama: The New Recruit: This video explores the topics of human rights, migration, and sex trafficking.
CDETB Youth and Education Service for Refugees and Migrants: One Hundred and Ten Percent: This video resource, aimed at professionals working with young people in the youth and education sector, highlights issues faced by young people from minority ethnic backgrounds it intends to stimulate and facilitate discussion and reflection.
The Guardian: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: Video link challenging stereotypes for young Muslim women via Thrash Metal:
Responding to Racism Resources (Text and Video):
INAR: Responding to Racism Guide: This guide has practical information on where and how to report racist crime in Ireland, discrimination, racism online and in the media, and how to address and respond to racism.
ie: If young people experience any racism please report it online. They can do it themselves or you can do it for them or with them, on the following link.
INAR: Racism in Ireland, Impact on the Victim: A video resource from INAR’s ireport.ie.
INAR: iReport Launch Vox Pop: this video resource documents Irish people’s views on racism, their experiences and opinions, and the diversity of Ireland. youtube.com/watch?v=0ub-AqOs-n8
Eurobug: Communication for Integration: This piece comes out of an international youth exchange was to support the successful integration of young refugees and migrants through raising awareness and active youth participation.
Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry: This resource looks at the everyday bigotry experienced, the kind that doesn’t qualify has hate crimes but that cannot be left unchecked.
Supporting Children and Young People as Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland:
Amnesty International: 8 educational resources to better understand the refugee crisis: a very accessible list of educational resources that explain the rights of refugees.
Human Rights Watch: Use their website to get a picture of what experiences the young people may be coming from. Click on the country and get a snapshot.
Muireann Ní Raghallaigh: The Social Care Needs of Unaccompanied Minors – The Irish Experience: This article looks at the international accountability of human rights mechanisms in Ireland to protect unaccompanied minors.
First News: Alone in the Jungle:A first-hand account from a young refugee in the Calais Jungle.
Send my Friend to School: Education in Emergencies Factsheet: How emergencies impact on children’s’ education and what causes people to flee by Send my Friend to School (a campaign led by children and young people).
BBC: Syrian refugee: ‘She’s not afraid any more’: Teenager Nujeen Mustafabecame a refugee, when fleeing Syria, a temporary or permanent label?
Stepping Stones: Supporting Refugee Students Transition to and Progress in Post-Primary School: a resource supporting the transition of young migrants to post primary school.
Ombudsman for Children Office: ‘All I Have to Say’: a reading resource by separated children seeking asylum in their own words.
RTE Radio One: The Outsider – Our Teenage Life Behind Bars: A view inside the Irish direct provision system through the eyes of two 13 year old girls.
Reports and Strategy Documents:
Free Legal Aid Centres (FLAC) ‘One Size Doesn’t Fit All’: A Legal analysis of the direct provision system.
The National Youth Council of Ireland: Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People: this report, written in collaboration with IHREC, sets out and analyses a remarkable and disturbing consensus among young people as to how they are stereotyped by so many of the adults they come into contact with.
NYCI: Report on Consultations for an Intercultural Strategy for Youth Work: This report summarises information gathered as part of the focus group consultations held with young people, their parents, youth workers and representatives of minority ethnic communities including youth workers from minority ethnic backgrounds. Note this resource is from 2008.
Trinity Immigration Initiative:In the Front Line of Integration: Young People Managing Migration to Ireland: A research piece conducted in TCD, it aims to contribute to public understanding of the experiences of young migrants in Ireland and help identify key issues in promoting the integration and well being of migrant youth in Ireland.
University College Cork (UCC) Migrant Children Project Final Report: Tell me About Yourself: This research aimed to address gaps in hearing young migrants voices,and to provide children’s and young people’s perspectives on issues relating to recent immigration to Ireland.
Information on Services, Education, Culture & Religions:
Directory of Migrant-led Churches and Chaplainciesfrom the All-Ireland Churches Consultative Committee on Racism 2009 contains contact details for over 300 Churches and Chaplaincies led by migrants all over Ireland. Note that this resource has not been updated since 2009.
Educate Together: Belief System Resources (a):an introductory educational resource for primary school children.
Educate Together: Belief System Resources (b): a follow up resource on religion for primary school children.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar: A calendar with all the important days in the year which JRS Ireland produce annually. Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Think & Act: Religious Diversity:this resource is aimed at primary school children.
Think & Act: Faiths from Around the World: this resource is aimed at primary school children. This is a helpful chart on world religions.
HSE: Health Services Intercultural Guide: This guide profiles the religious and cultural needs of twenty-five diverse religious and ethnic groups.
The Garda Racial and Intercultural Office (GRIO): Your Police Service in Intercultural Ireland: The Garda Síochána has produced this resource which is a helpful piece of information on the Irish law which may affect people in their daily lives. It is also available from the GRIO office in the following languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. More information is available from GRIO, from your local Garda Station and from Citizen’s Information Offices. Please note: this document is slightly outdated and certain legal statements may have changed, however the essence of it remains true.
BBC: Islam Class Clips: Child friendly resources for teaching about Islam
Mvslim: This is an online community that encourages creativity, self-development and entrepreneurship. Mvslim aims to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures and to make the world of Muslims more accessible to others.
TheGlucksman: ‘Once Upon a Place’: This project has worked with Children living in Direct Provision centres in Cork City, Wallaroo Playschool and Gaelscoil Mhainistir Na Corann, Middleton to create artworks that consider the idea of place both imaginative and real.
The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World: provides a number of resources on Islam for teachers and educators.
Specialist Youth Work Opportunities:
Amal Women’s Association: 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Amal mainline for support and information: 089-6122893, or e-mail: email@example.com
European Youth in Migration Forum (EYMF):is a group of young people who are passionate about the welfare of children and young people in migration. EYMF uses creative and non-formal methodologies to raise awareness about and amplify the voices of young people seeking asylum in Ireland and is facilitated by the Irish Refugee Council. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Refugee Council: also has a drop in youth café every week for young people seeking asylum. Contact Aoife Dare: email@example.com
Scouting Ireland: for enquires about intercultural work in Scouts, contact Karol: firstname.lastname@example.org
SWAN-Saturday International Youth Club: The IYC is for international young people aged 13-24 years. It provides a safe space for young people to be themselves, develop new friendships, learn new skills and to explore issues impacting International young people. The aim Is to engage international young people who are fairly new to the country or who want to meet other young people with similar experiences and challenges. They meet every Saturday 11:30-1:30pm in the Swan Youth Service, St. Agatha’s Hall, Dunne St., Dublin 1. Contact Evelyn: 087 959 6501, or at: email@example.com
Young Paperless and Powerful (YPP):is a campaign group for young people who are undocumented in Ireland. YPP use creative methodologies to advocate for change and a pathway to papers from undocumented migrants in Ireland. YPP is facilitated by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, contact Mairéad: firstname.lastname@example.org
SARI (Sports Against Racism):They work to involve young asylum seekers and refugees in sports opportunities. They have a football and other tournaments during the year in the Phoenix Park. Email to sign up for their email alerts. Contact email@example.com
The Islamic Foundation Ireland: this website seems to have the most up to date and comprehensive information on Mosques and prayer rooms around Ireland.
Dublin Mosque and Islamic Foundation Ireland: South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Contact Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, Sufi cleric, at: email@example.com
The Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre: Milltown, Dublin 14: Contact 01 260 4491
The Cork Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre:Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For some understanding of Muslim groups in Ireland: