People

Jules Buckley

A native of Zimbabwe Jules Buckley has been living in Ireland since the year 2000. Her background is general management. She has experience in office management and Administration, public relations and human resources management. Jules is currently working as a Marketing Executive. She previously worked with Pobal as an administrator. She is a qualified and […]

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Aradhana (Kuxi) Ghai

Aradhana (Kuxi) Ghai is a Producer, Journalist, Media Consultant and Human Rights Activist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Kuxi has worked on award winning film, documentary and commercial productions all around Africa and is the former Head of Media for the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR). Prior to joining the KNCHR, Kuxi […]

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Paola Maggiorotto

Paola Maggiorotto is a Technical Support Manager at Bing, Microsoft Search Advertising and AkiDwA Board Member. She is Italian and has been living in Ireland for over 8 years. Paola is a human rights activist and to date has supported many campaigns on equality issues. She is involved in the Diversity and Inclusion programs in […]

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Ashimedua Okwonko

Ashimedua Okwonko (also known as Meddy) is the chairperson of AkiDwA. She is an international advocate, adviser, trainer and researcher on Human Rights and Civil Society issues pertaining to Refugees, Women’s Human Rights, Gender Based Violence, and Harmful Traditional Practices. Ashimedua is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and […]

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Shamsun Nahar Chowdhury

Shamsun Nahar Chowdhury has recently completed her Masters in International Development Studies at Maynooth University and currently works as a Development Officer at AkiDwA. Prior to this she gained work experience as an intern at the Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) in Trinity College. She has completed her Bachelors of Law (LLB Hons) at Northumbria […]

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Nenette Bouithy O’Mhaoinigh

Nenette Bouithy O’Mhaoinigh is a Psychologist. She is currently working with Akidwa as Women Support Worker on reproductive health issues with migrant women leaving in the Direct Provision Centres in Ireland. She also organizes group talks “Let’s Talk” on stress management with migrant women. Nenette has 12 years of experience in psychosocial and clinic care […]

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Judith Nakimbugwe

Judith Nakimbugwe has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda. In AkiDwA she holds the position of volunteer, working as support staff for the Women Health Programme and has participated in AkiDwA’s events. She first gained an interest in AkiDwA when she heard about the role she was playing in […]

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Salome Mbugua

Salome Mbugua is  Head of Operations and Strategy with AkiDwA since September 2018. She is a researcher, gender equality activist and human rights advocate with over 20 years’ experience of working with under-represented groups, in particular  with women, children, and  young people, in Europe, Africa and internationally. Salome has extensive expertise and experience in many […]

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