Passing of the FGM Bill

Passing of the FGM Bill with Senator Ivana Bacik, Mr James Reilly, Minister for Health and Salome Mbugua, AkiDwA CEO

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Akina Dada wa Africa, or AkiDwA for short, is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. Akina Dada wa Africa means sisterhood in Swahili. Over two decades, AkiDwA has gained recognition as a leading NGO highlighting the issues faced by migrant women in Ireland. 

AkiDwA’s Mission is to promote equality and justice for  all migrant women living in Ireland. All of our projects aim to promote migrants participation in their local communities; in civic and political structures, government consultations and decision-making processes.

AkiDwA has developed the capacity of hundreds of migrant women and communities living in Ireland through our network, resource centre, outreach and training programmes.

AkiDwA consults with migrant women and other key stakeholders, identifies discriminatory practices  and develops evidence-based and representative solutions that address key issues like  gender-based violence, and discrimination.

The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women living in Ireland to address isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence.

AkiDwA’s Vision is  of a just society where there is equal opportunity and equal access to resources in all aspects of society, social, cultural, economic, civic and political.

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