Online Conference: Migrant Women Stand Up to Covid-19


On 12th May 2020, AkiDwA organised an online conference for members to explore the challenges, supports and resilience that are becoming evident during the Covid-19 crisis. The Migrant Women Stand Up to Covid-19 conference provided a platform where migrant women could receive information and support. The conference also gave the women an opportunity to share their experiences, fears, strength and concerns and more importantly coping mechanisms. The discussions focused on five key major areas which are at greater risk due to lock down, these key main areas are: 1) Mental Health, 2) Reproductive Health, 3) Economic and Social Impact, 4) Family and Children, 5) Domestic Violence

The event’s speakers include:

Ravind Jeawan, CEO, Talk Therapy Dublin

Rosemary Kunene, CEO, Dignity Partnership

Adeline Ogunnowo – CEO, Breakforth

Sarah Benson, CEO, Women’s Aid

Anita Ghafoor-Butt, Communication Manager, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme

Naomi Mashetti – Manager, Cork Migrant Centre

Caroline Munyi – Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator, AkiDwA

Riyad El-Moslemany – Policy Officer, Crosscare Migrant Project

Moderator: Salome Mbugua – AkiDwA


Further Resources:

Minding Your Wellbeing during Uncertain Times – Resource Document

Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Resources Document of advice, supports and services

How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis – FACE COVID – ACT Guidelines



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