Interactive experiences of jailed human rights defenders and refugee tents.
Trócaire's exhibit at the 2018 Ploughing Championships showcases our work on human rights, humanitarian assistance and livelihoods around the world.
You can also experience being inside a refugee tent like those from our humanitarian aid programme in Somalia.
Look inside the jail cell door to get a sense of the awful conditions human rights defenders can experience when they are imprisoned for standing up for their rights.
The exhibit is highlighting brave Human Rights Defenders who protect their communities and the environment from exploitation and human rights abuses by businesses.
Last year was the deadliest year on record for human rights defenders across the world. 207 activists were killed for attempting to protect their communities, land and the environment from exploitation and human rights abuses.
We've launched a campaign to defend the defenders, and we're looking for you to take action.
— Trócaire (@trocaire) August 22, 2018
The exhibition also shows a refugee tent which highlights the difficult living conditions for people who have been displaced by drought and conflict.
Trócaire responds to humanitarian crises in countries where natural disaster or conflict has put people's lives at risk. Last year over a million people were supported directly by Trócaire’s emergency programmes across Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East last year.
We also are displaying handicrafts from our women's empowerment programme in Uganda. As well as displaying the bags and jewellery, we're telling the story of Bibianna.
After her husband died in 1985, Bibianna (70) was stigmatised in her community and left to grieve by herself. In addition to this, she had the added stress of raising her six children with little help.
Bibianna was supported by Trócaire local partners to make crafts. She now has a small shop at the entrance of her home. She says she is much happier now and can provide for her children and grandchildren.
If you are visiting the Ploughing championships, call down to our stand and our staff and volunteers will give you a tour. We're located at Block 2, Row 29, Stand 618 (Unit 35, 36 & 37). The closest gates to our exhibit is Gate 11.
Many thanks to all of our supporters who have come by and said hello!