Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA

Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood) is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women to address, isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence that the women were experiencing at the time

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

AkiDwA Mission is to promote equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland.

Our Work

We are work in a number of areas related to gender discrmination and gender based violence

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FGM

We have a range of resources and information on Female Genital Mutilation

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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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