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.

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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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Short Story by Adepeju Alice Ayoade

There was something about that day; the day she finally realized he was never coming back. She woke up that morning, feeling electrified; how could she not? It was the start of the sixth year of life, little did she know, it was to be the beginning of the end… With tears streaming down both […]

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Implementation of sex buyer laws in Ireland

Sex buyer laws backed by National Women’s Council of Ireland Implementation of laws and other anti sex trafficking measures demanded at AGM “Motions seek new sexual offences bill, safe and secure accommodation for victims and appointment of Independent Anti-Trafficking Rapporteur receive backing” Statement by the Immigrant Council of Ireland The Government must act on calls […]

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Poem by Adepeju Alice Ayoade

The eyes never lie; that’s what they say. But what do her eyes tell you? Does it tell of a shattered heart; are its chambers visible? Do you see her ghosts? Lurking and haunting her innermost thoughts Have you the insight of the world hidden behind her smile All her life she’s faced hardship, Some […]

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