Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre
Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre is a national non-governmental organisation comprised of Irish Travellers, Roma and members of the majority population working in partnership at national, regional, local and international levels.
Pavee Point’s mission is to contribute to improvement in the quality of life, living circumstances, status and participation of Irish Travellers & Roma in Ireland through working innovatively for social justice, greater solidarity, development, equality and human rights.
The values that inform our work focus on the causes and symptoms of poverty, racism and exclusion and are based on principles of equality, human rights, social justice, participation, empowerment and collective decision making in a structured and co-ordinated way. We believe a community development approach and its associated principles provide an appropriate and effective way of working with Travellers and Roma. It means working with, rather than for Travellers and Roma. It supports empowerment, participation and collective action and gives priority to prevention and early intervention. We have projects in the areas of health, women’s equality, mental health, drug and alcohol use and ethnic data collection. We also carry out research and policy work in the areas of accommodation, health, employment and education.