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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Migrant Women Unite to highlight their needs to candidates

Rosemary Kunene, Voices of Migrant Ireland said: “Access to education is arguably the most important tool for people to achieve their potential. It is therefore crucially important that women from a migrant background are fully supported to access education and that proactive efforts are made to overcome the barriers they face, including targeted resources, where […]

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Stronger Together: Migrant Women Launch their 2019 Election manifesto

AkiDwA Thursday 9 May 2019 PRESS RELEASE Migrant women from dozens of organisations have come together as Migrant Women na hÉireann to launch a pre-election manifesto outlining their priorities for voting in  Ireland’s 2019 local and European elections. Salome Mbugua, AkiDwA Head of Operation & Strategy said: “ Ireland will be going to the polls […]

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AkiDwA is seeking a mental health researcher

Request for Tender – Mental Health Researcher AkiDwA invites tenders from a qualified person to conduct research for a baseline study of the mental health needs of migrant women and the services available to them. The successful applicant will also deliver a series of informal psychosocial support and art therapy sessions in a culturally sensitive […]

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