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FGM Work in Ireland

FGM Work in Ireland: AkiDwA's Pioneering Efforts Since 2001Since its inception in 2001, AkiDwA has been at the forefront of efforts to combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ireland, engaging in activities aimed at raising awareness, promoting the health of migrant women, and advocating for legislation to outlaw the practice....

Domestic, Sexual, and Gender-Based Violence (DSGBV)

AkiDwA's work on gender-based violence remains pivotal, establishing the organization as a sectoral leader in providing support at both Dublin and national levels for migrant women. While gender-based violence (GBV) encompasses a wide range of issues, AkiDwA specifically targets Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), domestic violence, trafficking, and early and forced...

Domestic Violence / Victim Support

AkiDwA's work on domestic violence (DV) dates back to the organization's establishment, as some of the early members were victims of violence. Domestic violence occurs across all regions, within families of every social and ethnic background, and affects individuals of any age or disability. However, some members of society encounter...

Early and Forced Marriages

In 2020, AkiDwA initiated an investigation into coerced and early marriages in Ireland, prompted by several incidents reported by service providers and frontline services. These entities reached out to AkiDwA seeking insights into the dynamics of early and forced marriages based on cases they encountered. The organisation’s research revealed that...