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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IWD AkiDwA activities for 2017

To mark 2017 International Women’s Day themed- #BeboldforChange, AkiDwA has decided to ‘be bold’ in REACHINGOUT & SPEAKINGOUT! as part of their  actions to #EndFGM in Ireland and through strong Awareness -Raising -Campaign involving Professionals, Institutions and Communities to #Prevent, #Protect, Prosecute and #support . See below our Activities to mark IWD2017 2nd March – […]

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Press Release National Launch events UEFGM

On Monday 6 February AkiDwA will launch national UEFGM online free training tool in Dublin as part of ongoing activities by the other eleven partners across Europe involved in the project to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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February 7, 2017
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The United to End FGM web knowledge platform

Are you a professional wanting to know more about Female Genital Mutilation? The United to End FGM web knowledge platform is launching and can train you, for free, on how to address and prevent FGM. Find out more here. ( post web version of leaflets – front and back as attached)

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