AIM OF CELEBRATION
- Promote knowledge of African presence here in Ireland and Global presence, culture and heritage of Africans in Diaspora and Africans descendants in Ireland/around the world
- Providing information on African contributions to Ireland community
- High-lighten the awareness of presence of African people in the past and modern African living here in Ireland in relation to their heritage and shared culture.
- Celebrate the achievements of Africans and contrition within the Irish communities
- To include the celebration of Caribbean History "Africa Caribbean History Matters"
The aim of this project event is to celebrate thousand of Women living in Direct Provision here in Ireland, We call it " Gathering Of Women" during November which is the Month set-aside here in Ireland to celebrate
Africa History Month Ireland 2019.
Adcenter as seaside "November" a national month to celebrate profile, promote, project positive image of Africans Caribbeans living here in Ireland as a month of History
We are setting precedent, making history by bring this Women living in Direct Provision altogether to create awareness, launch of Conference Summit of (Women in DP), create history by given a platform to hear their stories, embrace them, be inclusive.
We are seeking Support to makes this happen.
There were 5,096 men, women and children, including 801 families, living in the 34 direct provision centres across 17 counties in Ireland by the end of December 2017, we are now in 2019 and this number has increased but most importantly the number of "Women"
This is about celebrating their courageous act, creativity, extraordinary act of facing trails and combating their mental stability.
Established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Ireland, Direct Provision has been repeatedly criticised by migrant rights groups due to the length of time people remain in centres while their asylum applications or appeals are processed, the conditions of centres as well as the psychological effects on those living in these centres. Direct Provision centres are a means of meeting the basic needs of food and shelter for asylum seekers while their claims for refugee status are being processed.
Women living in Direct Provision centres suffering with bladder issues, medical issues, mental health from being raped, these women suffer with incontinence say they have been forced to use bath towels as underwear wrapped around their waist and urinate in buckets in their rooms because of lack of incontinence pads or the necessary supplies.