International Human Rights Lecture 2014
The Inaugural International Human Rights Lecture of The Mary Robinson Centre was delivered by Professor Muhammad Yunus, entitled 'We can create a world without poverty, if only we want it.'
Founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Professor Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his work in developing the concept of micro-credit, a visionary concept that has become a powerful force in addressing global poverty, empowering people, and particularly women, to take charge of their lives.
The lecture can be viewed in full on The Mary Robinson Centre's YouTube channel.
Archbishop Tutu blesses a Welcome Plaque for The Mary Robinson Centre ahead of the 4th Annual Desmond Tutu International Lecture
'God, we thank you for the gift that is Mary. Thank you for all that you have accomplished in and through her, what you will still accomplish. And so, bless this plaque and bless the place where it will be placed. May it be a source of inspiration and empowerment for all of your children. In the name of the Father, of the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.'
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's blessing for The Mary Robinson Centre welcome plaque. Ballina Arts Centre joined this event via live video link, where Archbishop Tutu gave his blessing to The Mary Robinson Centre and its work in fostering and developing women's leadership, symbolised by a welcome plaque that will take pride of place at the entrance of The Mary Robinson Centre.