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Unheard Voices

The primary goal of this one-off project which commenced in 2023 is to document the experiences of women seeking international protection, amplify their voices, and, in doing so, inform relevant policies and practices. This will be achieved through organizing focus group discussions with women residing in emergency accommodation centers, disseminating...

Community Alliance Against Racism (CAAR)

The Community Alliance Aganist Racism is a project initiated by a collective of organisations and individuals who have experienced racism. Spearheaded by AkiDwA, the project was established in July 2021 and officially launched by Minister Roderic O’Gorman in October 2022. CAAR is dedicated to developing a community empowerment intervention that...

Global Citizens Education

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs' Development Education Section, the "Women Together for a Better World" initiative under AkiDwA's Global Citizenship Education (GCE) commenced in 2020. This project is designed to support women from migrant and indigenous backgrounds in Ireland, enabling them to engage in global citizenship education. It...

HerVenture- Musika

This is an entrepreneurship project which mainly target women with low literacy and language challenges and aim to develop women skills and talent, the project aim is to help women establish entrepreneurship prospects, which will improve their social and economic skills. PayPal has been supporting this project which currently has...

Peerled Support

Established by the HSE in 2022, the project's primary aim is to support vulnerable women who are likely to become homeless. This includes those affected by substance abuse or facing other health-related issues. A key component of the project involves collecting data and providing support to migrant women, with a...

Employment

To achieve positive outcomes for migrant women, their families and their communities, migrant women need better access to the labour market, which includes recognition of skills, education and work experience from their country of origin. The retention of immigrant staff is also an area of concern. As well, the attainment...

Provision of Education and Training

Training modules are developed from articulated member needs, to enhance migrant women’s knowledge base and skill sets, and to empower them, aiding in the successful management of their lives in Ireland. Previous AkiDwA training programmes have included capacity building for migrant women of varying immigration status and have incorporated those...

Integration

AkiDwA views integration as holistic; where relevant it combines targeted immigrant initiatives with mainstreamed community projects and builds awareness through intercultural training to indigenous organisations, including the Gardaí.

Cultural competence training

Since 2019, AkiDwA has been delivering Cultural competence training to service providers and front-line services. The primary goal of this training is to prompt individuals to examine their assumptions and preconceptions about other cultures, while also fostering an awareness of their own cultural heritage and its influence on their worldviews,...

Women Hub

This project, established by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth (DCIDY), aims to respond to the mental health and psychosocial support needs of International Protection Applicants (IPAs) in Ireland, with a particular focus on activities related to women...

Afro Art Festival

Funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth (DCEDIY) in 2023, as part of the initiative to support the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent in Ireland, the Afro Art Festival is set to be a one-day event dedicated to celebrating and empowering...

Including the People (ITP) Project

Supported by St Stephen's Green funds, the People (ITP) Project is a collaborative effort between AkiDwA, and the African and African Descent Federation of Ireland. This initiative aims to empower people of African descent in Ireland to actively engage in the democratic process.Our strategic approach focuses on fostering civic participation...

EmpowerHer

Project implemented in late 2023, this economic empowerment - EmpowerHer is a unique employment program that is designed to provide dedicated solution to problems faced by migrant women in Ireland.  By identifying the crises that migrant women go through in everyday life, in liminal cultural, social, and institutional spaces, EmpowerHer...

The Em” n” EM

The project aim is to engage in dialogue about systemic, implicit, and explicit racism with stakeholders (community members) in various sectors of employment in order to illuminate a) migrant and ethnic minority women’s lived experiences of racism within Irish employment, b) patterns and sources of implicit or explicit bias in...