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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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Consulting Opportunity with AkiDwA

Men’s Sexual Health Project Leader AkiDwA is looking for a consultant to facilitate and deliver some sessions in our sexual health project to men who are living in Direct Provision accommodation centres in Ireland The consultant will facilitate discussions between men related to sexual and reproductive health over a four month period. Men seeking asylum […]

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#LE19 Migrant women candidates by party

The Green Party appears to be the most migrant female - friendly political party in Ireland, as it has fielded twice as many foreign born women candidates, as its nearest rival, the Labour party, which has three. Three migrant woman are running as Independents, while the Social Democrats and Fine Gael each have two migrant [...] Continue Reading