Niamh Reilly

University of Limerick


Niamh Reilly is a post-doctoral fellow in women's studies and politics at the University of Limerick in Ireland, where she is engaged in a number of projects focused on human rights, feminist activism, and global governance.

She is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Women's Human Rights Alliance, an NGO coalition that works closely with the National Traveller Women's Forum.

Reilly has worked with the Traveller rights group, Pavee Point, and with the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University.

Featured Work

Access to a Traveller community is blocked as a result of the "Anti-Trespass" legislation passed by the Irish government in 2002. Photo courtesy of the Traveller Visibility Group.

APR 22, 2005 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005): Cultural Rights: Section 2: Women's Rights As Cultural Rights: The Case Of The Irish Travellers

Traveller women in Ireland are at the forefront of efforts to promote the cultural rights of their people.