Donegal Intercultural Platform along with its project partners Donegal Local Development Company CLG (DLDC) and Donegal Travellers Project (DTP) are delighted that the ‘Think Equality Donegal’ Project was awarded multi-year funding from the Equality Fund back in mid-2021.
Think Equality Donegal (TED) was established in 2021 as a unique collaboration between the Donegal Travellers Project, Donegal Intercultural Platform and Donegal Local Development Company. The project seeks to promote the inclusion of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, including Traveller and Roma, in all aspects of the county’s economic and social life by building a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding. Specifically, the project is concerned with addressing the barriers that are preventing members of BME communities, including Traveller and Roma, from having equality of access and outcome across public services in Donegal. To that end, a core component of our work is to engage, inform and support public/government bodies to meet their responsibilities to comply with the public sector equality and human rights duty. At the same time, we are working to build the capacity of BME communities, including Traveller and Roma, to assume leadership and decision-making roles within our public institutions.
Think Equality Donegal’s vision is of an inclusive, equal society in Donegal where culture, diversity and ethnicity are valued and celebrated within connected communities across the county, and where prejudice and discrimination have no place on the lips or in the minds of our residents or our leaders.