GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
While GBV covers a very broad area, AkiDwA focuses primarily on addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence.
AkiDwA has been working for two decades to improve health care supports and services for women who have undergone FGM in their country of origin and to improve policy and legislation with regard to how FGM survivors access treatment and support services in Ireland.
AkiDwA engages in collaborative work with key NGOs and Government stakeholders, by encouraging policymakers to building gender and migrant perspectives into key policies.
Our two decades of working with migrant women in Ireland mean that AkiDwA is recognised as an authority on addressing gender-based violence in migrant communities in Ireland.
AkiDwA provides support, guidance and training to migrant women experiencing domestic violence and supports service providers in helping them to engage with migrant women.
Equality of treatment and engagement is promoted throughout our organisation’s work and in all our activities.