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.


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

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To Mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

AkiDwA is organizing a “DARE TO DIALOGUE” event in Dublin, Engaging Men and Faith Leaders to Combat Gender-Based Violence at Irish Human Right & Equality Commission, 16-22 Green St, Dublin 7. On  05/12/2017.  TIME: 10AM-2PM RSVP:  info@akidwa.ie OR Tel: 018349851

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To Mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Responding to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Empowering Professionals and Frontline Services AkiDwA is organizing a seminal on 29/11/2017. Kampus Kitchen, University College Cork. TIME: 10pm – 1pm. RSVP: info@akidwa.ie OR 01-8349851

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AkiDwA Annual General Meeting 2017

On Saturday, 25/11/ 2017 Dublin Central Mission, 9c Lower Abbey, D. 1 Time: 10.30am-2pm RSVP:  info@akidwa.ie or 01-834 9851.   All Members Are Welcome.    

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