Pavee Point (PP) is a government-funded non-governmental organization based in Dublin, Ireland that was formed to improve the human rights of Irish Travellers and to bridge the economic and social inequalities between Travellers and settled people. Irish Travellers are an ethnic minority group that originated from nomadic tradespeople; although the Irish government does not recognize them as such.
Travellers have suffered a long history of ethnic discrimination. Over time, the subsequent social prejudice and disparity between settled and Traveller educations has economically handicapped the community. Those early disadvantages have since manifested into an elevated dependence on social welfare, a high risk of poverty, and a low life-expectancy for Travellers.
To improve the living conditions of Travellers and to preserve their cultural identity, Pavee Point operates in the following areas: public education, capacity building, advocacy, youth programs, research and policy submissions. The organization is permanently headquartered in Dublin, but regularly collaborates with other Traveller's rights groups throughout Ireland.
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