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.

Vacancy: Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator

Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA) is currently recruiting for the position of Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator and is inviting applications from suitable persons. Job Title: Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator Responsible to: Head of Operations and Strategy (HOS) Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week Job duration: 1 Year Key responsibilities: Coordinate the organisation’s work on […]

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Consulting Opportunity with AkiDwA

Men’s Sexual Health Project Leader AkiDwA is looking for a consultant to facilitate and deliver some sessions in our sexual health project to men who are living in Direct Provision accommodation centres in Ireland The consultant will facilitate discussions between men related to sexual and reproductive health over a four month period. Men seeking asylum […]

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You’re Elected: the five migrant women who won council seats in Ireland

More Five migrant women have been elected to local Councils in the 2019 elections. AkiDwa is especially delighted that Ireland has just elected our first black woman to a seat on Meath County Council.    Councillor Yemi Adenuga is one of the five migrant women candidates who have won council seats in this year’s local […]

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