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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Founding Members

Alwiye Xuseyn
Alwiye has living in Ireland for the past 12 years and has a back ground in health work and finance. Alwiye is a qualified and registered general nurse.

Alwiye has worked in the Rotunda Maternity Hospital and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) – Dublin.

Binta Obola
Binta Obola is a native of Kenya and has been living in Ireland since 1996. She works as a Social Worker with Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland.
Binta has many years of experience working with Children and Families, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Primary Health Care and Separated Children Seeking Asylum.

Nobuhle Ncube
Nobuhle is a Zimbabwean national and an activist and advocate of human rights, justice and gender equality.
Nobuhle holds a BA in Development Studies and a Master’s degree in Management: Nobuhle has worked and engaged in various community development organisation and projects.

Salome Mbugua
Salome is a native of Kenya and has lived in Ireland since 1994. She has over 20 years’ experience of working with disadvantaged and underrepresented groups especially women, children, and the youth, in Kenya, Uganda and Ireland.
Salome qualified as a Social Worker from her native Kenya and holds qualifications in
Development Studies from Kimmage Manor, Dublin, she holds master’s degree in Equality studies and women studies from University College Dublin.
Tina Tinuke Akinola-Jinad
Tina is a Nigerian residing in Ireland for over fifteen years, who has continued in her struggle to unite Africans living in Ireland using all avenues available to her.

Tina has post graduate qualifications in financial management and Fund accounting.  She is a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and she works full time with one of the leading banks in Ireland.