ICCL / Youthreach Human Rights Competition [2012]

Dublin 1 was declared “a new home for equality” on the 14 November 2012, as Sherrard Street Youthreach Student Grace Callery was awarded a human rights prize for an innovative equality-themed branding campaign for the D1 Area.   Grace’s project , D1 — Equality Just Got a Home, scooped top prize amongst a range of creative and imaginative entries to the ICCL-Youthreach Human Rights Competition. She was awarded a tablet computer, courtesy of DID electrical, along with a professional work placement.

Sherrard Street also celebrated joint second place honours, shared between Leonda Nibbs, for her handmade ‘anti-bullying’ boardgame Sticks and Stones and Nicola Maher for a comic strip story board about child protection. Bethany Waters, of Kiltimagh Youthreach centre in Mayo came in third place for her poem I Matter Too.

 About the competition:

The competition is a joint initiative of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Youthreach in partnership with UNICEF Ireland. It calls on Youthreach students nationwide to express themselves about important human rights issues affecting their lives. Entries were invited in any medium: film, poetry, prose, photography or graphic.

Speaking today, ICCL Director Mr Mark Kelly said:

“We are delighted to reward these talented young people for their commitment and solid understanding of human rights and equality issues. Entries to this year’s competition were enthusiastic and varied, testament to the creativity and imagination of the young people participating in Youthreach programmes nationwide.”

Young people watching the competition

The 2012 ICCl Youthreach Human Rights Competition is a collaboration between the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Youthreach, in partnership with UNICEF Ireland.


ICCL LogoUnicef Ireland LogoYouthreach Logo

The Youthreach Awards Jury were:

  • Bláthnaid Treacy and Sinéad Kennedy of RTÉ Two Tube
  • Nikita White of UNICEF Ireland
  • Bernadette Reilly of the City of Dublin VEC
  • Ken Breen of Gallagher Shatter Solicitors
  • Mark Kelly of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  •  Thank you too to Karen Ciesielski and Walter Jayawardene of the ICCL/Youthreach Competition team

Video Credits:

Stills photography by: Derek Speirs

Video by: Distilled Ideas

© 2012

Creative Commons Music:

1) “Boccherini’s Minuet” by WestonWyse (2009)

2) “TokyoStreet” by Airtone (2010)


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