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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 and children. In 2023, AkiDwA was invited to collaborate on this initiative, primarily to support the women involved.


AkiDwA has developed mobile “Women’s Safe Hubs” to assist migrant women who are IPAs and living in state-provided or contracted accommodation, as well as their children. The Programme Coordinator has established a routine for AkiDwA in two centers—Dundrum and Synge Street—ensuring the delivery of activities aimed at connecting the women and children with individualized services and supports in the community. This is to improve their well-being and facilitate integration. Furthermore, the initiative offers information and training to the women in the areas of the organization's expertise, empowering them to navigate their new environments more effectively.