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AkiDwA (Akina Dada wa Africa; Swahili for sisterhood) is an authoritative, minority ethnic-led national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The non-governmental organisation with charitable status was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population of African and migrant women resident in Ireland.
The organisation is a recognised authoritative and representative body for migrant women, irrespective of their national/ethnic background, tradition, religious beliefs, socio-economic or legal status.AkiDwA's advocacy approach is based on a gender perspective and the organisation promotes an equal society, free of racism, discrimination and stereotyping.
The main areas of AkiDwA's work are: employment, gender based violence and gender based discrimination.