Strategic Areas

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Justice & Rights

GTM has named the pursuit of justice and rights for the Traveller community Galway City and County as a strategic area of importance. GTM is committed to eliminating structural inequality and demanding social change for the Traveller community. A radical change in strategy is imperative for the realization of Traveller rights. This strategy entails the convergence of community work and human rights based approaches. Find out more…

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Health

GTM has named the pursuit of health outcomes for the Traveller community Galway City and County as a strategic area of importance. GTM is committed to improving the health status of the Traveller community through the use of peer led (Traveller ) primary health care and community work approaches. Promoting and using a social determinants of health approach is key to addressing health inequalities in the areas of discrimination, accommodation, education, income/work, lifestyle and access to services. Find out more…

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Accommodation

GTM has named the pursuit of accommodation outcomes for the Traveller community Galway City and County as a strategic area of importance. GTM is committed to improving the accommodation situation of the Traveller community through its membership of the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee and other interagency mechanisms calling for the provision of culturally appropriate accommodation as a right. GTM aims to achieve advances in Travellers overall health status as a result of an enhanced accommodation situation. Find out more…

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Education

GTM has named the pursuit of education outcomes for the Traveller community Galway City and County as a strategic area of importance. GTM is committed to proactively calling for equality of access , opportunity and outcome for the Traveller community in the area of education and training. The issue of poor educational outcomes for Travellers has long been recognized and documented. The cycle of disadvantage needs to be broken. Irish society can no longer accept that there remain stark inequalities between Traveller children and the general population in relation to educational attainment. Promoting and using intercultural approaches to education will be needed in order to ensure that the right to education for Traveller children and adults are being realized. Find out more…

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Enterprise & Work

GTM has named the pursuit of enterprise and employment outcomes for the Traveller community Galway City and County as a strategic area of importance. GTM works to enable the Traveller economy in Galway city and county to grow and flourish through assisting in the development of social and community enterprises, leading to economic benefits for the Traveller community in Galway. Community work principles, on which GTM is founded, clearly indicate that in order to successfully tackle unemployment among Travellers, the approach taken would need to be based on the recognition that Travellers are a distinct ethnic group in Irish society. Find out more…

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