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.

Our Work

We are work in a number of areas related to gender discrmination and gender based violence

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FGM

We have a range of resources and information on Female Genital Mutilation

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Community Health Ambassador Training

Introducing our Anti FGM Warriors When it comes to fighting FGM, AkiDwA has been on the case for two decades. We work hard to empower migrant women in communities across Ireland, by providing them with tools, training and support to help them speak out at events in their local areas about how they have been [...]

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AkiDwA Employees

Staff: Salome Mbugua Head of Operations & Strategy Shamsun Nahar Chowdhury Development Officer Katie Walker Policy & Research Officer Nenette Bouithy O’Mhaoinigh Women Support Officer Annie Waithira Burke Administrator Shan Kelly Communications Officer Nevenka Fernandez Accountant

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AkiDwA Intercultural Day

Intercultural Fun at AkiDwA on 20 June 2019

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