Developing psychosocial supports

  Dear Comhlámh friends and supporters.   Comhlámh would like to invite you to a conversation that we are having on the 5th of July at 6.30 pm in the Comhlámh offices As the organisation for development workers and volunteers, we feel that we have a responsibility to offer our support to people working across Europe on refugee and migrant issues. Weare planning a

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Read about retired deputy principal who is working for the EAPPI in Israel and the West Bank

Retired Deputy Principal and Comhlámh member, Patrick Moloney* has signed up to travel to Israel and the West Bank, part of occupied Palestine.  Patrick will spend three months as a human rights observer and monitor, as part of an international programme called the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel(EAPPI). The accompaniment programme began in 2002 following a plea by the church leaders in

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Ireland Says Welcome statement on the referendum on the 8th amendment

      Ireland Says Welcome, in solidarity with refugee, undocumented and asylum seeking women in Ireland, wishes to draw attention to the situation of this group, who are easily forgotten in the upcoming referendum. Asylum seeking and undocumented women face many unique challenges in responding to crisis pregnancy. If they are in the asylum system, they must fund their medical and other costs

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Comhlámh at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference.

“Elizabeth and Raquel, originally from the Philippines, were very much enjoying the conference in Cork”

Comhlámh’s Ruth Powell reflects on her recent trip to Cork, to attend the INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) became a supporter of Comhlámh in 2017, which means that it encourages all its members, who are thinking about volunteering overseas, to travel with a Comhlámh Code of Good Practice signatory organisation.  The relationship between the INMO and Comhlámh has

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Coalition 2030 calls for urgent action by Government on Sustainable Development

SDG's press release.

Coalition 2030 calls for urgent action by Government on Sustainable Development. Released 26th April 2018   Coalition 2030, an alliance of 100 civil society groups including Comhlámh, has welcomed the State’s plan to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) into government policy by 2030. The National Implementation Plan on the SDGs launched this afternoon by Minister Denis Naughten outlines the State’s plan to achieve

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Comhlámh’s Debriefing Workshop: 29th of May 2018

Debriefing Training Workshop

You are invited to participate in a workshop on effective debriefing for international volunteers, development and mission workers. The training will be delivered by Debbie Hawker (, a clinical psychologist offering services to development workers and humanitarian personnel and a leading world expert in this field. The workshop is a practical, full day session which will provide a solid foundation of knowledge and tools

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IWD and Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund

Dympna Meaney Fund (2)

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the unique gift of leadership development for a grassroots human rights activist.   Join us now in ending violence against women.  You can donate here Inspired by Dympna Meaney, (1957- 1991) one of Ireland’s great  human rights champions, the Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund provides bursaries to grassroots women working to combat gender based violence in the global

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Comhlámh Coming Home Weekend

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The next Comhlámh Coming Home Weekend will take place on Saturday 09 and Sunday 10 June 2018, at the Emmaus Centre in Swords. You can book your place here Volunteers and development workers, who have been on overseas placements for three months or more, are invited to attend the two day event in the relaxing setting of the Emmaus Centre, in Swords. The weekend is

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International Reciprocity Volunteering, a Weapon against Isolationism

“While the world is globalizing, calling itself a global village, and the international development agenda is to be inclusive, targeting the most vulnerable, we still have to face a staggering contrast” writes Omar Agbangba The Children of the poor, or better the majority of the population of countries now known as “shithole countries” to quote one of the worlds leaders, are indeed excluded from

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The advantages of online volunteering through the UNV Online programme


“As the information and support project officer here at Comhlámh, a considerable part of my job is talking to people who are thinking about volunteering overseas.  I do this online or sometimes during a one-to-one information session here at the office, or at one of our many outreach events throughout the year.”  Ruth Powell. Firstly, I advise people to only volunteer overseas with one

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