Welcome to the Galway One World Centre’s website!

Galway One World Centre logoHere, you can find out everything – or nearly everything! – you always wanted to know about the Galway One World Centre!

Who are we? – check out the About Us section

What do we do? – Head to an overview of our current projects

Also, check out our new events which will be updated as they arise – best way to keep up with it is to subscribe

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 We are no longer at 76 Prospect Hill, Galway. Please click here to find out how to get in touch.

Thanks!

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RISC EU logoNEW to GOWC -

GOWC is delighted to be involved in a new project with Reading International Solidarity Centre in the UK:

Quality or Quantity: Measuring teachers’ impact on pupil attitudes and actions’ when learning about  Development Education in school.

For further information about this project please Click here.

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GTA

 New accredited award scheme for teachers. Click here for more details.RISC EU logo

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Our Anti Racism worker, Sharon Murphy, made a complaint regarding racist comments on the David Harvey show, Classic Hits 4FM. Her complaint was upheld!  Our congratulations to Sharon on this inspiring win.

Sharon explains, I was told by an acquaintance to listen to the new radio station, Classic Hits 4FM, ” they sound radical, not afraid to discuss uncomfortable issues” she said. Like what I asked? “Issues of the day, politics, immigration, banks defaulting, etc”. I tuned in during 2012. It seemed to me whenever the topics of immigration, welfare, employment or housing were discussed it quickly became a justification for people to discuss the behaviour of minority groups. I was shocked and hurt by many of the insults that were aired i.e. “Africans should be sterilised” ”Nigerians are dirty”, which mostly went unchallenged by the presenter, David Harvey. I wondered, how is it that these offensive comments could be allowed to go unchallenged without any consequences? Over the next few months on behalf of the Galway One World Centre I decided to monitor the show. We sent our findings to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Thankfully they upheld our complaint. Sharon Murphy-Anti Racism Worker

Please find full statement by the Broadcasting Authority (page 4) BAI_October2013

As explained, in the statement, Sharon read a poem out on air, expressing her feelings about comments made on the show.  This was NOT a right of reply, as confirmed by the Broadcasting Authority,  but we thought you might like to hear the poem. This version has been put to music.

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