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Activists from Equality Can’t Wait and Homeless Action put their human rights campaigns on the housing Chief Executive’s agenda.

On Tuesday 14th October 2014, 15 housing activists from the Equality Can’t Wait and Homeless Action campaigns held a positive first meeting with Ms. Mags Lightbody, Chief Executive of the NI Housing Executive.

Shortly before her death in January 2013, PPR's founder, the internationally renowned human rights and trade union activist Inez McCormack, gave a final interview to her friend, the writer and broadcaster Susan McKay.
'Powerful evidence' was how the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission described the testimony of Belfast Mental Health Rights Group (BMHRG) members Grace Cassidy and Julie Magee at the recent Public Hearing of the Commission's Inquiry into Emergency Care.
Homeless Action, a group of hostel residents, has exposed major failings in how the Northern Ireland Housing Executive currently assess homelessness and allocate housing. Several members of the group have seen dramatic improvements in how their cases are being dealt with after presenting them to the head of the NIHE.
"Any decision on housing in North Belfast has to evidence how it will concretely address the inequality experienced, in this case, by the Catholic community. Attempting to build good relations on the basis of denying the needs, frustrating the rights, and silencing the voices of the poorest is wrong in itself as it is destructive to the goal of building a shared future." Inez McCormack (PPR Founder, May 2012) PPR's Seán Brady charts the progress of the Equality Can't Wait campaign and outlines what is required of our political representatives to finally address religious inequality in housing across north Belfast.
The Mental Health Rights Campaign group, which includes people affected by mental health issues and families bereaved by suicide, will present new Health Minister, Jim Wells with almost 1000 pledges of support from across Northern Ireland. Support has also been received from MLAs from all parties at the Stormont Health Committee.
Tuistí an Tuaiscirt, a group of north Belfast parents have been campaigning for the provision of transport for 122 students attending the only post-primary Irish medium school in Northern Ireland, are hopeful that a proposal brought forward by the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd MLA can lead to a resolution of this long standing issue.