What we do
Recent Sadaka Campaigns
The primary focus of our work is to influence Irish Government and where appropriate, European Union foreign policy in support of the national, democratic and human rights of the Palestinian people. This is carried out through the presentation of reasoned arguments and factual information, substantiated by the requirements of international law and treaties. While some of this work involves direct lobbying and advocacy work with TDs (members of the Dáil/Irish Parliament), senators and MEPs to encourage them to adopt pro-Palestinian positions on an individual and political party basis; the ultimate aim of changing foreign policy underpins all our work.
Childrens Campaign 2021
In August and September 2021, Sadaka, in collaboration with DCI Palestine, conducted a campaign to highlight the difficulties faced by Palestinian children over the course of their education. The 'Back to School Run' campaign aimed to raise public awareness of the plight of Palestinian children, especially with regard to accessing education.
On the 25th of May 2021, following months of work from Sadaka, Trócaire, Christian Aid, ICTU, and collaboration from both Government and Opposition, the Dáil has supported a parliamentary motion condemning the de facto annexation of Palestinian land by Israel, developed by John Brady TD, Sinn Féin. Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, supported the motion, stating that "the current escalation of violence has not happened in isolation" and called for the international community to be "honest about what is happening on the ground.
Combatting Israeli Apartheid 2021
During a Dáil debate on the annexation of Palestine in May 2021, the Irish Parliament declared that de facto annexation is happening in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Many TDs spoke passionately about the unequal treatment of the Palestinian people, and called for the international community to take action. Sadaka is amongst the growing number of NGOs both domestically and internationally, defining Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people as one of apartheid.