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Saol Project

Mission Statement
Saol is a community project focused on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty

Vision Statement
Saol is working towards transforming the way in which Ireland responds to addiction and poverty.

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Events and Activities

SAOL Fashion Show 2017 »

SAOL Fashion Show 2017 This is the up-graded show! It includes a whole new set of clothes for the 2000s, representing key issues facing the women of SAOL throughout the 17 years of this new millenium. The show will also see the launch of 'Object2Poverty'; a new art campaign alerting people to poverty in Ireland and calling for action.

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Hands Across the Bridge 2017 »

Hands Across the Bridge 2017 For the past number of years SAOL has held an event called ‘Hands Across the Bridge’. We have adapted this from two international events/campaigns.  ‘Join me on a Bridge’ is a campaign for women’s equality that started with Rwandan and Congolese women, who met on a bridge joining their two countries as a demonstration that women could build bridges of peace.  Hands across the Bridge is a campaign that celebrates survival of domestic violence and /or addiction.

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Poetry Day Ireland »

Poetry Day Ireland Thursday 27th April 2017 was Poetry Day Ireland and SAOL got involved. Read and listen to some of the results...

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St. Pat's For All »

St. Pat's For All SAOL supports our sisters in New York and throughout America and is proud to march on the St Pat's For All Parade on March 5th 2017

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Hands across the Bridge 2016 »

Hands across the Bridge 2016 Hands Across the Bridge - marking Recovery and calling for more action on Domestic Violence

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Object Poverty »

Object Poverty Object Poverty - 16 objects that represent poverty, the Street Exhibition and the Exhibition at DCU

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'100 Years of Fashion' Show: Irish Women and Irish History »

'100 Years of Fashion' Show: Irish Women and Irish History FASHION, History, Ireland and Women: SAOL Sister style

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Trauma Informed Care Conference »

Trauma Informed Care Conference The Trauma Informed Care Conference was held in the Lighthouse Cinema on 9th March 2016, as part of Saol's celebration for International Women's Day.

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Brooklyn Premiere »

Brooklyn Premiere Huge thanks to Colm Tóbín for naming SAOL as one of two charities to benefit from ticket sales for the Irish premiere of the fantastic film adaptation of his book, Brooklyn. We only took a few photos...

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Of Corsets Addiction - Saol and the Abbey Theatre »

Of Corsets Addiction - Saol and the Abbey Theatre The Abbey Theatre has been helping SAOL connect with our inner 'Meryl'. Click here to see some videos of the results of our collaborations.

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Rita Ann Higgins launches Chicken Soup for the Saol »

Rita Ann Higgins launches Chicken Soup for the Saol Rita Ann Higgins launches a new collection of poetry by the Saol Participants (and some of the staff too) from the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square. Download the book and see some of the photos of the launch event by clicking 'more'

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Sept 2013 | 1913 »

Sept 2013 | 1913 Honoring the women of 1913...

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Celebrations »

Celebrations Friday 8th March proved to be a thrilling day for all involved with SAOL as our participants recieved their FETAC certs, acted, sang, rapped and spoke their way through the celebration

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Its Different For Women »

Its Different For Women On March 6th, in St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St., Dublin 2, SAOL is joining forces with the NICDTF and Citywide, along with a number of other projects (details below) to offer a day of presentations and discussion on 'women and addiction'.

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Against Poverty »

Against Poverty This page is the result of reflections on poverty that have taken in place in SAOL over the last three months.

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