Stories of Change
Showcasing action projects, advocacy and community campaigns.
This online publication comprises of critical reflections from participants of Solidarity in Action course, 2021.
Modern Slavery: Brazilian ‘flying squad’, Guaraní land reform and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Chris O’Connell explores three stories of groups that are fighting back against slavery: the Brazilian anti-slavery system, the Guaraní in Bolivia and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida in the US.
As part of IDEA’s Annual Conference 2021, Maria Gonzalez, Development Perspectives, presenting their STIRE Project in order to Showcase the initiatives and approaches addressing inequality
‘How we are addressing inequality in our development education work? Mags Liddy presents a critical reflection tool for teachers
Vicky Donnelly of Galway One World Centre presenting their Rascal Children of Gaza Project as part of the Showcase of initiatives and approaches addressing inequality
After Covid-19 related cancellations in 2020, the STAND Student Festival returned this year to 14 campuses across Ireland, putting stories of hope, determination and resilience
Showcased at IDEA’s annual conference 2021 was Financial Justice Ireland’s project on Empowering Rural Women to Engage with Financial Justice… Who We Are Maeve Bateman,
The STAND Student Festival #RISEUP exhibition features portraits of young activists and communities who have risen up to take action
Mary Teresa McBride of Changemakers presents their Black Lives Matter Bookless Book Club as part of a showcase of initiatives addressing inequality through Development Education
Highlighting the work of physiotherapists who live and work in the Global South – a photo exhibition by Emma McCarthy
A public project that invited the public to consider how a cocoon becomes a butterfly, creating art that expressed their hopes for the future of the world as we emerge from isolation under a global pandemic
How to take action on gender equality from the Irish Girl Guides movement – a girl guide’s perspective by Amy McAuley
How a group of artivists recycled election posters during election time to create new versions for display among the existing posters around Cork city
To generate social dialogue on the ban on women drivers a Saudi artist created a low-budget campaign called ‘We the Women’
To open a new space for positive community interactions in a creative way we invited the public to sit and try locally-foraged tea.
Who we are Fahma Mohamed, Integrate Bristol with the backing of UK newspaper The Guardian newspaper in the UK. What we did 17-year old Fahma
To raise awareness of the SDGs by creating an eye-catching, interactive piece of SDG-themed street art in Cork City.
As part of the Irish Development Education Association conference 2020, Jessica Sargeant showcased how GOAL has adapted its edication work to Covid-19
As part of the Irish Development Education Association conference 2020, Donna McFeely showcased how Children in Crossfire have adapted to Covid-19
As part of the Irish Development Education Association conference 2020, David Nyaluke showcased how Proudly Made in Africa have adapted to Covid-19
As part of the Irish Development Education Association conference 2020, Joe Murray showcased how Afri adapted to Covid-19
As part of the Irish Development Education Association virtual conference 2020, Ashley Westpheling was invited to showcase the work of Plan International, Ireland and how
In 2017, a group of students from Presentation College, Bray led a design experiment: to see what a school might look like if the meaning and ambition of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals were realised in their school.
With the migration of young people to Ireland in difficult circumstances, this participant-led ‘Photostory? Syria to Tipperary’ project offered a space that encouraged inquiry and points of connection for people new to the community
The Wood of Life is a hands-on, interactive exhibition for schools, libraries and other education facilities. The exhibition also makes direct links to many of the Sustainable Development Goals
Inspired by students from the US, a small group of students from Trinity College Dublin joined other students from all over the world in calling on universities and other institutions to stop funding the cause of climate change and called on the board of TCD to divest its oil, gas and coal investments
Project Us hosts coffee conversations all over the island of Ireland, generating discussing and an exchange of ideas on how Ireland can contribute to a more sustainable world for all by 2030
We Are All Human is an outward looking, compassionate approach to the refugee crisis, created by a group of students in Largy College, Clones. It is an immense effort to create a safe and inclusive space in their community for their new Syrian neighbours.
Project Honduras’ is a strategy game where the primary goal is to show how important it is for communities to work together to combat climate change
Thirty-six students launch a poster series on the women’s rights, the arms trade and equality gaps on March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day.
On International Day of the Girl, Plan International works with girls to amplify their voices by staging girl “takeovers” in a mighty display of girls’ empowerment and leadership potential
The Change Lab 2019: What does it mean to create and shape art and design curriculum for the 21st century learner?
The Change Lab showcases concerns of Development Education and global citizenship education as part of the teacher training in the National College of Art and Design. Report by Ciara Regan
The Development Education Commission was conceived and designed to influence policy and practice in development education in Britain and Ireland. It arose from the need
In November 2015, students from Mount Temple School in Dublin joined with peace and Justice group, Afri to send a powerful message to world leaders ahead of the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris (COP21)
What kind of NGO would secondary school students create if they had the chance? Plan International Ireland looks back an example in the making from 2015.