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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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Employment

To achieve positive outcomes for themselves, 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. Ireland’s current economic climate means a balance will need to be struck between the retention of immigrant staff and up skilling of indigenous marginalised communities in Ireland, in support of an integrated workforce. The attainment of economic independence is crucial to women experiencing domestic violence so that they can make decisions based on safety and not poverty. The organisation sees employment as key to integration and economic independence of migrant women.