AkiDwA

Promoting equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland

Ireland
2014 - 2015

Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA), Swahili for sisterhood, is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The network was founded in 2001 to address gender discrimination, racism and domestic violence and is the only organisation of its kind in Ireland. As part of HDF’s 10th anniversary funding initiative for smaller organisations, we supported the development of AkiDwA’s sustainability study to ensure the delivery of their vital services into the future.


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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

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