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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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.
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.
Topics: gender equality
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.
Topics: world humanitarian day
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.
In the second of a series of blogs on the Sustainable Development Goals, Dominic MacSorley reflects on the shared challenges and opportunities we face in achieving Agenda 2030.
Against a backdrop of unprecedented global humanitarian needs, there was tough talk at the UN this week on delivering on the world’s promise to the poorest and most vulnerable.
Concern's CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the United States' decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implications for our shared future.
Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on impact of refugee ban imposed by Trump's administration, and the alarmingly similar approaches emerging in Europe and elsewhere.
In the first week of the New Year, Concern’s CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the global humanitarian challenges before us in 2017, with a focus on the often under-reported conflict in the Central African Republic.