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Where there is a will there is a way: Reflections on the Rwandan genocide

Dominic MacSorley | 16 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, led Concern's response to the tragedy that unfolded in Rwanda 25 years ago. He shares his recollections of the devastating aftermath of the genocide and reflects on the lessons learned in order to prevent such atrocities from happening again.

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Topics: emergency, humanitarian, Rwanda, conflict, Rwandan Genocide

Empowering women plays a key role in Syria humanitarian response

Dominic MacSorley | 19 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As Ireland continues it's journey to full gender equality, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley says it is vitally important that we show solidarity with people who are furthest behind around the world — especially Syria. 

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

16 Days of Activism: Why it matters for South Sudan

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), a global campaign takes place to challenge the scourge of violence against women and girls. Reflecting on a recent visit to South Sudan, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley takes a closer look at why it matters.

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Topics: south sudan, gender based violence, gender equality, GBV

#Concern50: Our rich history in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 03 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Marking a milestone year in Concern’s history, CEO Dominic MacSorley visited teams on the ground to thank them for their hard work and dedication. In the second of a series of blogs documenting his experiences, Dominic pays tribute to our team in Ethiopia.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, conflict, drought, Concern staff, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

#Concern50: Celebrating our survivor staff in Haiti

Dominic MacSorley | 27 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As we mark the halfway point of this milestone year in Concern's history, CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on his recent trip to Haiti to thank staff for their tireless efforts. 

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Topics: haiti, haiti earthqquake,, concern, dominic macsorley, earthquake, Concern staff, disaster, Concern50, relief, Concern50 country series

In this age of brute militarisation diplomacy may not be dead but it needs revitalised leadership

Dominic MacSorley | 20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a major conference next week on the future of Syria, Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley says Ireland's society, energy and history could help influence necessary change.

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Topics: lebanon, conflict, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Ireland, peace, politics

‘When you’re alone and surrounded by fields, no one can hear your screams.’

Dominic MacSorley | 11 April 2018 | 0 Comments

In the year of the #metoo movement, it’s vital that we not only embrace a more radical push for real gender equality, but that we harness this moment to ensure it reaches women in all regions of the world. Concern CEO and Chair of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence, Dominic MacSorley, reflects on this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women and its timely focus on rural women and girls.

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#MeToo – the global perspective

Dominic MacSorley | 11 December 2017 | 0 Comments

From the election of a US President whose negative commentary on women is no secret, to the outpouring of revelations about Hollywood executives and the subsequent #MeToo campaign, it has been a watershed year for spotlighting the ways in which women continue to be disproportionately targeted for abuse by those in power.

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Topics: gender equality

On World Humanitarian Day we remember the staff Concern has lost

Dominic MacSorley | 18 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day 2017, Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, remembers the staff members who have lost their lives while serving vulnerable communities in some of the most difficult and inhumane situations in the world. He emphasises that aid workers and civilians must never be a target in conflict, underlining this year's UN campaign #NotATarget.

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Topics: world humanitarian day

Ireland’s Call: An opportunity to lead as a champion of the SDGs

Dominic MacSorley | 02 August 2017 | 1 Comment

As Ireland progresses towards achieving Agenda 2030, we must call upon our past and our vision for the future to lead as champions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on an international stage.

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