ActionAid Italy is the Italian member of the International Federation of ActionAid, working in more than 45 countries worldwide to fight poverty and social exclusion through promoting human rights. Established in 1989, ActionAid Italy has the lead, within the federation, in the implementation of the programs in the North of the world, aimed to fight the so-called “new poverties” and promote human rights in Europe. The ActionAid Italy supporters’ network is extremely solid and locally grounded at national level: it includes 150.000 financial supporters, over 60 local activist groups and 8 regional development areas, disseminated over the entire country.
ActionAid Ireland was established in 1983, our sole objective is to support poor and vulnerable people in their fight for a better life. ActionAid Ireland directly funds programmes in six countries, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi in Africa and Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia in Asia. Our particular focus is on women’s rights and education. We see these as key drivers of change around the world. We also provide humanitarian response, when needed.
AkiDwa is a network migrant women in Ireland and recognised authority in gender-based violence work for migrant women in Ireland. GBV covers a broad area however AkiDwA focuses on Female Genital Mutilation and domestic violence. The organisation is working to improve health care supports and services to women who have undergone FGM in their country of origin and also at policy and legislation in regards to FGM. AkiDwA provides support, guidance and training to migrant women experiencing domestic violence and to service providers.