Hate Crime Legislation in Ireland

With the recently formed government setting out its new legislative programme, the current legislation for hate speech, the Incitement to Hatred Act of 1989, is also set for an update. How is hate crime in Ireland currently not legislated for and where is it most sorely needed?

Cultural appropriation and misappropriation, why is it important and what does it mean?

Ariana Grande, as well as many other celebrities, are finding themselves under fire due to cultural appropriation. But what does this mean? Cultural appropriation is adopting a certain element of another culture but being disrespectful in the process.

Duterte’s Drug War in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs in the Philippines has been called into question by human rights watchdogs. As pressure mounts, how has the ‘drug war’ been waged and is this a pragmatic manoeuvre for political gain or an earnest policy in the interest of the Filipino people?

Sustainable Fashion and YOU

If we want to shop in an environmentally friendly way, pay fair wages to the workers and use fewer resources in the production process, we have to pay more.
However, there is another solution: sustainable fashion.

Petition: Widen the Intercultural Diversity of Ireland’s Leaving Cert English Syllabus

The current Irish Leaving Cert English curriculum covers a variety of eclectic and dynamic poets, authors and playwrights from around the world. But unfortunately, there remains to be a significant lack of fair and equal representation of poems, stories and creative works from black authors.

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Stand.ie was set up in 2014 in response to the desire among students and young people in Ireland to learn more about justice and equality issues and take action. Our participants come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common: the desire to bring about positive change in the world. We are a not-for-profit initiative by Suas Educational Development.

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Standing against injustice and inequality in all its forms

People in Ireland and all over the globe are fighting for a more equal and just society. We are committed to sharing their stories and adding our voices to theirs.

Standing together with those who are oppressed

Millions of people worldwide are facing intolerance and persecution, fleeing violence and war, living in poverty and dying of hunger. We are committed to showing solidarity with them.

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Our actions have the power to change the world. We are committed to exploring the ways in which we can all come together as global citizens to take action for social and environmental justice.

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