Everyone deserves the chance to dream, to achieve incredible things and to look forward to a life without fear or poverty.
We are asking you to become a donor and help people around the world break the cycle of poverty. And with 100% of your money going directly to self-help projects you can be sure your money is going to help make a real difference to the lives of profoundly poor people around the world.
The NIPSA Global Solidarity and Developing World Fund is your charity. Established in 1993 as a result of motions passed at the 1990 Annual Delegate Conference. The motions called on NIPSA to examine ways whereby members might become more aware of the problems of the developing world and of the inter-related issues of poverty and social justice throughout the world.
Since the Charity was established it has donated over £650,000 to projects. Click here to see a map of some of the many projects NIPSA members have supported.
NIPSA Global Solidarity Committee are asking for your help.
Please sign up to become a regular donor. Donor form is available to download
Ways you can help
- Organise a tea/coffee morning in aid of the Charity.
- Pledge a gift through NICVA Cheques for Charity Gift Aid Scheme.
- Hold a branch meeting to raise awareness of the work of the NIPSA Global Solidarity Committee and the NIPSA Charity.
- Organise one of your own fundraising ideas.
I’m guilty of not really thinking about this subject until I attended the ICTU Global Solidarity summer school this year and sat through a presentation on the subject of climate change which totally changed my thinking. I didn’t realise the huge impact that this has on our lives and with small measures we can assist in the change.
What is Climate Change?
Climate change refers to changes in the earth’s climate over the last hundred years. Some of these changes have natural causes but the effect of man-made greenhouse gas emissions is responsible for recent upward shifts in the global temperature. Climate change can cause extreme weather conditions, including hotter summers and colder winters. The UK 21 Century Climate Change Scenarios (UKCIPO8) provides information on the current and future trends of the climate in the United Kingdom.
by Stephen McCloskey, Director, Centre for Global Education
The Trump Administration in the United States has rocked the Middle-East with two devastating policy announcements in recent months that have created fear and instability for the five million Palestinians living in the region.
by Michael Robinson, NIPSA Global Solidarity Committee
Each year seems to bring new revelations about off-shore finance and rampant tax avoidance/evasion, by amongst others, multinational companies, celebrities and what are charmingly termed “high net-worth individuals.” These revelations are now so common that they get named for easy identification, much in the manner of annual hurricanes.
At last month’s ICTU’s Disability conference in Portlaoise, John Coghlan founder and chair of Disability Aid Abroad told the conference, chaired by Marcel Dummigan of NIPSA, of the unique support that NIPSA had made in promoting the human rights of disabled people in developing countries, particularly with regards to the employment rights of disabled women in sub Saharan Africa.