Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA

Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood) is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women to address, isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence that the women were experiencing at the time

AkiDwA Vision is a just society where there is equal opportunity and equal access to resources in all aspects of society, social, cultural, economic, civic and political.

AkiDwA Mission is to promote equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland.

FGM

We have a range of resources and information on Female Genital Mutilation

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Our Work

We are work in a number of areas related to gender discrmination and gender based violence

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LATEST NEWS

5 days ago
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AkiDwA announces the Appointment of a New Manager.

    AkiDwA has announced the appointment of Claudia Hoareau as the new manager of the organisation after the stepping down of its CEO and founder, Ms.Salome Mbugua. “We are deeply grateful to Ms Mbugua for her immense contribution to the work of AkiDwA and her deep commitment, care, support and for promoting equality in […]

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3 weeks ago
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Press Release by Salome Mbugua. (outgoing) AkiDwA CEO

      click image     PRESS RELEASE “Equality of treatment for Migrant in Ireland is far from been Achieved” After fourteen years of relentless activism on migrant women’s right, Salome Mbugua, the founder and CEO of AkiDwA- the only migrant women led national organisation in Ireland, has decided to step down. Speaking at […]

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October 21, 2014
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Ireland’s shocking record on women’s rights on Aljazeera.

Ireland’s shocking record on women’s rights on Aljazeera. Watch AkiDwA’s Jessica in action. Horror operations based on church doctrine, abuse, neglect. Ireland escapes criticism and largely ignores the victims. In recent months there has been a welter of reports about the horror of FGM, or female genital mutilation. The health service in the UK, for […]

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