Young Voices

Young voices is part of European Structured Dialogue.where young people and decision makers are given a space to discuss and feed into youth policy at national and European level together. Structured Dialogue is a tool to ensure that the opinion of young people is taken into account in defining youth-related policies of the European Union.…

16 Days of Action 25th November to 10th December 2017

Every year, the International 16 Days of Action campaign provides an important opportunity to raise awareness of domestic violence and call for changes at international, national and local level to make women and children safe from abuse. In Ireland, over 100 groups and individuals organise local and national events and actions to show solidarity with and…

Mental Health in the LGBTI Community

“According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of substance abuse disorders among LGBT individuals isn’t well known, but studies indicate it may be 20% to 30%, which is significantly higher than the general population (9%)” (Redding, 2014). One of the causal factors for this is stress- from discrimination, bullying,…

A significant number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland aged 25 and under experience severe stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new report.

The study found that over half of 14 to 18-year-olds had self-harmed, 70% had suicidal thoughts and one in three had attempted suicide. HSE national office for suicide prevention, reveals that LGBT people still experience bullying at school, fear of rejection and discrimination, violence and negative attitudes. It found the most common age people discover…

Common Sexual Health Myths

There are a lot of myths around about sex. Here are the truths about some common misconceptions regarding sexual health. Myth: You can’t get pregnant during your period This is false: No matter what your cycle length, you can get pregnant during your period. Sperm can live for up to seven days, so if you…