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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Date: Thursday 6th February , 2014,    Venue: Irish Aid Information and Volunteering Centre, 27 – 31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

International Women's Day

15th March 2014, to mark International Women's Day AkiDwA will hold a Conference GO to VOTE - Mobilising the Community to Vote, ReadMore

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About Us

Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA- Swahili for Sisterhood) is an authoritative, minority ethnic-led national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The organisation is a recognised authoritative and representative body for migrant women, irrespective of their national/ethnic background, tradition, religious beliefs, socio-economic or legal status. Current membership of AkiDwA is diverse, with over 2,250 individual members from 37 countries of origin and 34 migrant organisation affiliates.

The following human rights underpin our work:
To be free from racism, discrimination and stereotyping
To live free of poverty
To be valued for the full diversity of our situations and experiences
To be respected equally in Irish society and receive fair treatment
To live free from abuse in the home, workplace and in society
To be free from violence within our relationships
To determine our needs and the necessary responses to them
To have an equal voice in all matters pertaining to our lives
The right to an education