Welcome to Irish Traveller Movement
The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a national network of organisations and individuals working within the Traveller community.
ITM was established in 1990 and now has over eighty Traveller organisations from all parts of Ireland in its membership.
The Irish Traveller Movement consists of a partnership between Travellers and settled people committed to seeking full equality
for Travellers in Irish society. This partnership is reflected in all of the structures of ITM.
Core Principles of the ITM
- Working for Travellers Human Rights and Travellers right to self-Determination
- Recognition of Travellers as a Minority Ethnic Group
- Recognition and validation of Nomadism
- Travellers are the key stakeholders within the Movement, and their involvement is proactively pursued
- A commitment to creating Traveller-only spaces within the Movement
- Unambiguous and pro-active in relation to Traveller issues and rights
- Solidarity with other marginalised groups and a commitment to challenge racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia
- Commitment to collective action, challenging structural inequalities, empowerment and participation (Community Development Principles)
- While the ITM will develop policies that aim to work in tandem with State agencies, the ITM space is for Travellers and Traveller organisations only- relationships with other agencies will be
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