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AkiDwA Health Fair Gets Great Support

Almost 200 people visited the  first AkiDwA Health Fair in Dublin last Friday, when AkiDwA joined forces with Cairde and a host of health-focused  organisations in St Agatha’s Hall, Dublin 1. People came along from many parts of Dublin as well as from Balbriggan and Offaly, drawn by the free treatments, a pilates class and […]

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Obituary: Sister Joan McManus

AkiDwA is mourning the loss of a phenomenal supporter and a true friend Sister Joan with the Kenyan Ambassador Catherine Muigai  and Embassy Development Officer Amaka at AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration on 23 September 2011 at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin   © Brian MacCormaic/Photo-Image Sister Joan McManus, of the Sisters of Mercy, who died last […]

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We’re Hiring!

 Part-time Office Administrator needed at AkiDwA A Community Employment position is available at AkiDwA, Ireland’s network for migrant women. AkiDwa is a registered charity that works on behalf of all migrant women in Ireland from our offices in Killarney Court, Dublin 1. This is a general office management  role.  Your duties will involve answering calls […]

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Life Lessons from a Chinese bamboo farmer

Life lessons from the Chinese bamboo farmer  By Nengi Benstowe   Nengi Benstowe came to Ireland as a student, and she has been living here for a while now. She is a writer, a gospel artist and a public speaker. She explains how what she has learnt about bamboo farming helps her to support her […]

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Your Health Matters

My Health Matters!                       Friday September 13th AkiDwA Health Fair to offer free health checks at St Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street, Ballybough, Dublin 3 Ireland’s migrant women’s network AkiDwA has joined forces with Cairde to organise a Health Fair in Dublin City where free health checks and self-care treatments will be available to everyone […]

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Press Release                                                              Date:  July 25th 2019 AkiDwA is in Monaghan this Saturday to celebrate diversity and  to discuss the many ways that migrants contribute to life in the border county Embrace Our Diversity, now one in eight of the Irish population is a migrant AkiDwA, Ireland’s network for migrant women will be in Monaghan Town […]

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Community Health Ambassador Training

Introducing our Anti FGM Warriors When it comes to fighting FGM, AkiDwA has been on the case for two decades. We work hard to empower migrant women in communities across Ireland, by providing them with tools, training and support to help them speak out at events in their local areas about how they have been [...] Continue Reading

Meet the AkiDwA team

Staff: Salome Mbugua Head of Operations & Strategy Shamsun Nahar Chowdhury Development Officer Katie Walker Policy & Research Officer Nenette Bouithy O’Mhaoinigh Women Support Officer Annie Waithira Burke Administrator Shan Kelly Communications Officer Nevenka Fernandez Accountant

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