On Friday November 16th 2012, Martina hosted an extremely successful conference on the issues of “Child Poverty and Social Exclusion”. Cypriot MP Skevi Koutra Koukouma from the AKEL party addressed the event representing the Cypriot Presidency of the EU, and other speakers included Reka Tunyogi (Eurochild), Michelle Murphy (Social Justice Ireland), Mike Tomlinson (QUB) and a representative from the Child Poverty Action Group (London).
Sinn Fein Junior Minister Jennifer McCann MLA also addressed the event, along with party colleagues Alec Maskey MLA and Megan Fearon MLA.