HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRAL TO CHANGING IRELAND - YOUNG FG

HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRAL TO CHANGING IRELAND - YOUNG FG

Young Fine Gael (YFG) will host a discussion "Human Rights – Individuals' Rights" at its Árd Fheis session.

YFG will host a discussion on current human rights issues internationally and in Ireland, and the Session will include discussion on how human rights should become central to our society and political system, the media treatment of human rights, children's rights and the Children's Referendum, and advocacy for people with disability at the Fine Gael Árd Fheis at Convention Centre, Dublin, in Wicklow Hall 2A at 4.30 pm on Saturday 31st March.

The Session will bring together hundreds of Young Fine Gael members with opinion makers in Ireland whose work revolves around improving human rights in Ireland to discuss the major issues in human rights in Ireland. The session will include contributions from all four speakers, and also a Questions and Answers session, with a panel discussion of the questions raised.

Speaking about the Session, Young Fine Gael (YFG) President, Patrick Molloy said:

"This is a great opportunity to bring YFG members together with key opinion makers campaigning for human rights in Ireland. The Session will enable our members better understand future changes in major issues like marriage and adoption rights for LGBT individuals in Ireland, children's rights, and disability rights, and also how these issues develop in the political and media sphere. Our members will also have an opportunity to engage with speakers about these topics."

"As Fine Gael work with Labour in government, Young Fine Gael are advocating that human rights are kept central to our policies and goals and this Ard Fheis Session is an opportunity for our members to have their say on human rights in Ireland and abroad."

Note: Speakers will include:

Tanya Ward, Children's Rights Alliance

Carl O'Brien, Irish Times

Simon Harris TD

Colm O'Gorman, Amnesty Ireland

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