Trócaire, a member of Caritas Internationalis, was established by the Catholic Church in 1973 as a way for Irish people to donate to development and emergency relief overseas. Our dual mandate is to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good. Trócaire works with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Middle East with a focus on food and resource rights, women's empowerment and humanitarian response. Across all our work we commit to addressing the imbalance of power by supporting women and men to stand up for their rights, and by working with those in power to recognise their duties and responsibilities to those they serve. We will also strive to address the factors that undermine progress such as corruption, repression and persecution.