Traveller women play an important role in their immediate family and the wider Traveller community. They have responsibility for the home, family and children. They also broker with service providers and often take on leadership roles in acting as spokespeople for the community. Traveller women also experience triple discrimination - discrimination as women, discrimination as Travellers and discrimination as Traveller women (see www.paveepoint.ie).
Southside Travellers Action Network
Southside Travellers operates a series of integrated programmes which aim to meet the real and identified needs of Travellers in Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown from our Resource Centre in Sandyford.
The core programmes are:
- Financial, Operations and Resource Centre Management
- Promoting Awareness of Traveller Culture and Traditions
- Advocacy and Accommodation
- Community Health and Well-Being
- Developing the Potential of Traveller Children and Young People
- Adult and Community Education
- Employment and Training
Address: Unit 5, St. Kieran's Enterprise Centre, Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Phone: 01 295 7372
National Traveller’s Women’s Forum
The National Traveller Women's Forum (NTWF) is the national network of Traveller women and Traveller women's organisations from throughout Ireland.
The NTWF recognises the particular oppression of Traveller women in Irish society and are working to address this issue through the provision of opportunities to Traveller women to meet, share experiences, ideas and develop collective strategies and skills to work towards the enhancement of their position in society.
Address: Unit 4 First Floor, Tuam Road Centre, Tuam Road, Galway
Phone: 353 (0) 91 771509
Irish Traveller Movement
The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a national network of organisations and individuals working within the Traveller community.
The Irish Traveller Movement consists of a partnership between Travellers and settled people committed to seeking full equality for Travellers in Irish society. This partnership is reflected in all of the structures of ITM.
Pavee Point is an Irish NGO supporting Human Rights for Irish Travellers. It's a partnership of Travellers and settled people. Pavee Point is a Specialist Support Agency within the Family Resource Centre programme with the following programme:
- Education and Training
- Drugs Programme
- Youth Programme
- Violence Against Women
Address: Pavee Point Travellers’ Centre, 46 North Great Charles Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 8780255
Exchange House National Travellers Service
Exchange House is a multi-disciplinary service provider offering Family Support, Youth Services, Addiction Services and Education Services to members of the Traveller community in the Dublin area. They also deliver a national service through training, provision of expertise and partnerships with other organisations providing services to Travellers in Ireland
Address: 61 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 872 1094