Section 42, Public Sector Human Rights & Equality Duty – Glencree Online Event
Thursday 18 November 2021, 2 – 3.30pm
11/11/21: Glencree Intercultural & Refugee and Women’s Leadership Programmes have teamed up to host an online conversation about Section 42, Public Sector Human Rights & Equality Duty. Hosted as part of South Dublin County Council Social Inclusion Festival, the Glencree event will explore how Section 42 can be used as a framework to promote access to equality across all sectors.
Moderated by Bashir Otukoya, Assistant Professor of Advance European Union Law at Dublin City University, speakers will include Selina Bonnie, South Dublin County Council’s Disability Liaison, Access and Equality Officer, Omolola Adesina who advocates for ethnic minority groups, and Amina Moustafa, Glencree’s Women’s Leadership Programme Manager and board member of Sports Against Racism. As well as a live panel discussion and Question and Answer session, the event will also feature two newly commissioned pieces of poetry by Daniel Kamenyezi and Didier Ngaboyeka.
This online event is open to all with an interest in learning how ethnic and faith minority communities can benefit from this tool.
About our Panel
Selina Bonnie – is South Dublin County Council’s Disability Liaison, Access and Equality Officer. This involves assisting the council to meet its responsibilities under disability, equality and human rights legislation, and to support the provision of accessible, inclusive facilities and services across the organisation. She is an Indian / Irish disabled woman who holds a Master’s Degree in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds, and a Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality from the IPA / IHREC. Selina has been an activist, and academic in the international disabled people’s movement for more than 25 years. She is a Regional Ambassador for the NUIG Centre for Disability Law and Policy Re(al) Productive Justice Research project. She is also a busy wife, mother and passionate home chef.
Omolola Adesina – originally from Nigeria, Omolola’s passion for equity and equal access to justice, equality and inclusion is why she chose to earn a BCL Law with Politics degree from UCD Sutherland School of Law. She is an advocate for the education of ethnic minority groups on the power of political participation as a means to access and enjoyment of full citizenship. Omolola has been a member of RISE/People Before Profit since 2020 , a member of ‘RISE Women’s Caucus’ and is a volunteer with Roots in Africa-Ireland
Amina Moustafa – is the Programme Manager of the Glencree Women’s Leadership Programme that supports and empowers women across the island of Ireland who have been affected by political conflict. She holds a BA in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin and is completing a PhD in Sociology of Sport, exploring Muslim women’s experience of sport. Passionate about sport, human rights and gender equality, Amina sits on the Board of Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI). She is experienced in using sport as non-formal learning tool to tackle numerous social issues such as racism and discrimination. She was the Project Coordinator of the Hijabs and Hat-Tricks programme encouraging young Muslim women to play football after FIFA lifted the ban on the hijab. She taught Sport, Culture and Society for 2 years at Nottingham Trent University and has worked with sports organisations in Ireland and abroad such as FIFA Foundation, the Special Olympics, Michael Johnson Performance, Sport Against Racism Ireland and Champions Factory.
Daniel Kamenyezi – originally from The Democratic Republic of Congo, Daniel is a 6th year Leaving Cert student who has a passion for writing poetry and music.
Didier Ngaboyeka – is a Congolese poet and scriptwriter living in Dublin/Ireland. Didier is the president of Radio France International club in Ireland.