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Join our diverse community of 40 members, contributing to local policy, social inclusion, and human rights.

Who we are

The Rights Platform is a dynamic community network, committed to human rights and the eradication of poverty and social exclusion. The Rights Platform supports its member organisations by providing information, policy analysis and support materials that inform, build capacity and enhance the collective voice of marginalised communities. In its work, the Rights Platform develops and implements programmes, projects and research in collaboration with member and other organisations to advance social change and social justice. 

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Advocating for economic, social and cultural rights


The Rights Platform is a membership organisation with 40 members, representing a diversity of organisations active in the social inclusion community sector in South County Dublin. The Rights Platform is linked to a range of national, European and international organisations involved in human rights, anti-poverty and community work.  

The areas of work of The Rights Platform include:

  • Strengthening the voice of the marginalised, enhancing participation in local government, statutory agencies and local development bodies
  • Promoting meaningful engagement and consultation in local governance and administration 
  • Networking social inclusion organisations in the county
  • Developing collaborative initiatives that promote human rights, anti-poverty and equality
  • Monitoring and influencing the implementation of national and local policy and delivery.

Committee & Structure

The Rights Platform is managed by a Board of Directors, who oversee the work and ensure that the principles and ethos of the organisation are upheld.


The Rights Platform is made up of local community and voluntary groups who have a focus on antipoverty and social inclusion across the South Dublin area.

The Platform is a mechanism through which all of these groups can come together to develop and represent the collective voice of those who are most marginalized in the South Dublin area.

The Platform has a specific anti-poverty and equality focus which ensures that the needs and concerns of groups such as people with Disability, Lone Parents, Drug Users, Long Term Unemployed, Women, Travellers, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Homeless People and others are represented at local, County and National level.

Get in touch


St. Kevin’s Family Resource Centre,

St. Kevin’s Girls School, Kilnamanagh,

Tallaght, Dublin 24