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.






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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4 weeks ago
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Lauch of Information guide for Education professional in Ireland

  As part of AkiDwA’s work on raising awareness on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) , AkiDwA launched the Information guide on FGM for Education professionals in Ireland, on the International for Zero Tolerance day to FGM  (06/02/2015). The guide aims to assist teachers in Ireland to identify children at risk to the practice and it […]

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January 7, 2015
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AkiDwA Annual Report 2012

Strengthening the Voices of Migrant Women through Policy and Advocacy.   Introduction: 2012 was a historic year for AkiDwA with significant achievements on a few critical areas of work. After campaigning for over a decade for the implementation of a law that prohibits Female Genital Mutilation in Ireland, The Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act […]

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December 16, 2014
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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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