The Irish public has revealed the one change they would like to see in the world, with and end to discrimination coming out on top.
This year, Trócaire marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of the One Day Campaign, celebrating the impacts and achievements that have been made over the past 50 years.
From September 19th-21st, the Trócaire team brought the One Day Campaign to the National Ploughing Championships – asking members of the public to share with us the ‘One Day they would like to see’.
Over 600 people responded to the question ‘The One Day I Want to See’, writing their answers down and sticking them to the wishing wall, reflection space. The changes people expressed largely fell under four broad themes:
- Equality and an end to discrimination
- An end to hunger & poverty
- A peaceful world with no conflict
- An end to Climate change
The most popular wishes for the future fell under creating an equal world. A world free from discrimination, racism and access to rights such as education, healthcare and housing. With over 43% of participants citing the need for a more equal world, it’s clear that the Irish public value equality for all.
The elimination of hunger and poverty were also on the minds of attendees at the National Ploughing championships with over 1 in 5 people declaring an end to poverty and the elimination of hunger worldwide being the ‘One Day’ they want to see.
War, conflict and a desire for global peace and solidarity was a common response amongst the hundreds of people who visited Trócaire at the event and took part in the reflection activity. Calling for an end to war, a peaceful and kinder world, where people can be themselves without the risk to their safety.
The Climate crisis was a concern for over 1 in 10 people, who mentioned the need to care for our planet and decrease the risks associated with climate change. Calling for less pollution of the land and the oceans, kindness and consideration to animal life and a reduction in carbon emissions.
It was clear across the three days, that the public attending the National Ploughing Championships desire an equal world, where both people and the planet are taken care of. A world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, kind to each other and respectful of both life on land and life below the water.
Responses from the public included:
‘Everyone treating each other with compassion’
‘A world that is just and fair’
‘A peaceful and environmentally friendly world’
‘Peace and sustainability for all’
‘Help for people in the world that are loosing their homes to climate change’
‘A home, food & education for everyone’