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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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AkiDwA celebrates 15 years on 29th September!

Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration – David Stanton TD makes Keynote speech at AkiDwA conference. David Stanton TD was appointed Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration […]

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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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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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