BBC salutes Black Women during Black History Month

BBC salutes Black Women during Black History Month

Black History Month in The United Kingdom In the US some black joke that our Black History month is in February because it is the shortest month of the year. In Britain, Black History Month is celebrated in October which has 31 days. And while the British Broadcasting Corporation affectionately known as the BBC didn’t …

Ireland has a 100m European champion with Gina Akpe-Moses

Ireland has a 100m European champion with Gina Akpe-Moses

The Louth teenager clinched first place with a strong finish, clocking a time of 11.71 seconds to finish ahead of Germany’s Keshia Kwadwo. GOLD FOR IRELAND! Gina Akpe-Moses wins the 100m at the European U20 Championships in 11.71 from Germany’s Keshia Kwadwo. #Grosseto2017 pic.twitter.com/UbMdSA0njQ — European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) July 21, 2017 Gina Akpe-Moses on being …

Clara Rose Thornton – Island People

Clara Rose Thornton – Island People

Clara Rose Thornton – Island People talk in Dublin The Caribbean is home to rum, reggae and ganja but also to fundamentalist Christians, devout Hindu and Muslims, and is a beguiling, charming region of fascinating, diverse islands, gelled together by the horrors of slavery and the redemption of liberation movements. From Cuba, to Jamaica, Trinidad …

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Muslim Sudanese-Australian engineer speaks in Dublin

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Muslim Sudanese-Australian engineer speaks in Dublin

Yassmin Abdel-Magied asks Can you be a good Muslim and a feminist? Yassmin Abdel-Magied will speak over three days at the Dalkey Book Festival in Dublin.  Described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. …

Arlette Bomahou, 2 World champion titles and 2-time European Champion title in power lifting in 2013 and 2014.

Arlette Bomahou, 2 World champion titles and 2-time European Champion title in power lifting in 2013 and 2014.

Arlette Bomahou is a 39 years French native lady living in Dublin, Ireland for the past 9 years, She is a full time student in digital and social media marketing in Blackrock Further Education Institute. She works part time looking after social media marketing for Tony Quinn Health centre. Arlette is a member of the …

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Invitation to Wezesha Seminar and Launch WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY To mark the International Women’s Day & European Year for Development, Wezesha will hold a seminar entitled “Women hold up half the sky”. Wezesha strategic plan 2015-2019 will be launched during this seminar.   Venue: European Parliament, 43 Molesworth, Street, Dublin 2 Date:  Tuesday …

NCP Seeks Migrant Family Support Service National Co-ordinator

NCP Seeks Migrant Family Support Service National Co-ordinator

New Communities Partnership Migrant Family Support Service is a new service for migrant families,  co-ordinated by New Communities Partnership and supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland. The Service will deliver culturally sensitive support and advocacy services to migrant families who are experiencing child protection interventions. The National Co-ordinator will be responsible for leading and driving the …

7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives

Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives

The Immigrant Council of Ireland and AkiDwA, the migrant women’s network, invite you to: Migrant Women need Choices not Exploitation Protecting migrant women from sex trafficking and prostitution, and presenting them with real alternatives Date:       Thursday, 28th June Time:       2pm to 4.30pm Venue:    Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 Migrant women constitute approximately 97 …

Africa Week Athletics Event 2012 oneracehumanrace Invitation

Africa Week Athletics Event 2012 oneracehumanrace Invitation

Date: Saturday 26th  May 2012 Venue: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin As part of Africa Week 2012, the Dublin Multicultural Resource Centre (DMRC)  with Sport  Against Racism Ireland (SARI),Cradle, in partnership with a broad group of NGOs will stage a unique event,oneracehumanrace. The long term goal of this programme is to encourage integration through participation in sport and help …

AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations:  Fundraising and Recognition Dinner, 23 September 2011

AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations: Fundraising and Recognition Dinner, 23 September 2011

We would like to cordially invite you to attend AkiDwA’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising and Recognition Dinner on the 23rd of September 2011, to be held at the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.  Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA- Swahili for sisterhood), was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population …

Powerful woman – Benedicta Attoh – Social activist in Ireland

Powerful woman – Benedicta Attoh – Social activist in Ireland

Benedicta Attoh – Activist Ireland Benedicta Attoh is the founder of Dreamworld Leadership Initiative for Girls. She is an Executive and Life Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker and an Independent Consultant in diversity management. She worked with the DePaul Trust and Simon Community; both organizations are working to end homelessness in Ireland. She is a …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Ireland – Sirmelja – A Jamaican-American Expat in Cork, Ireland

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Ireland – Sirmelja – A Jamaican-American Expat in Cork, Ireland

About Sirmelja’s blog: Early 40-something psychologist and personal coach on a voyage of self-discovery and needing a shot of something new in her life. So, off I go to Ireland! This blog is my way of keeping friends and family up to date, and giving myself a place to talk out loud. If anybody else …

Celebrating Diversity in Connemara and County Galway

Celebrating Diversity in Connemara and County Galway

Hat tip: BEWNET AkiDwa – The African and Migrant Women’s Network in Ireland is organising a series of events such as workshops, concerts and seminars to commemorate 2010 – the European year of combating poverty and social exclusion. At the end of September AkiDwA is organising a celebration of diversity and social gathering where people …

Power, Decision-Making and Social Networks

Power, Decision-Making and Social Networks

You are invited to submit a paper proposal for a forthcoming QMSS Seminar entitled “Power, Decision-Making and Social Networks” which will be held at University College Dublin on 25th -27th August 2010. This seminar is organised jointly by Diane Payne (University College, Dublin) and Christofer Edling (Jacobs University, Germany) as part of the European Science …

Laura Izibor is a singing sensation from Ireland

Laura Izibor is a singing sensation from Ireland

Official bio: “The foundation begins with soul,” explains 20-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Laura Izibor of her passionate, piano-guided songs. On her forthcoming debut album, Izibor continues the lineage set out by artists like Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott; artists who combine a reverence for the traditions of early R&B with a thoroughly modern sensibility. After one listen …

Juliet Amamure of the The Diaspora Women’s Initiative is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Juliet Amamure of the The Diaspora Women’s Initiative is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

The Diaspora Women’s Initiative aims to empower migrant women in Ireland to deal pro-actively with their experiences of HIV/AIDS. Migrant women with HIV/AIDS face a multitude of problems, including language difficulties, very low income, loneliness and isolation, lack of knowledge of services, as well as stigma and discrimination due to their health status. Many of …

Yemisi Ojo of the IACI Network is a Leading Social Entrepreneur in Ireland

Yemisi Ojo of the IACI Network is a Leading Social Entrepreneur in Ireland

Yemisi is founder and president of the IACI-Network (Integration of African Children in Ireland). IACI’s mission is to serve as a networking information forum for all African children living in Ireland by networking and consulting with African children on a local, regional and on a national level. In addition, IACI works to challenge stereotypes and …

Salome Mbugua Henry of AkiDwA is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Salome Mbugua Henry of AkiDwA is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

AkiDwA is a national network of African women that aims to address the existing and changing needs of African women in Ireland irrespective of their ethnic / national backgrounds, traditions / religious beliefs, socio economic, political or legal status. Salome has volunteered tirelessly for this network and hopes to see it grow in the coming …

Nobuhle Ncube of the Lifeline Africa Foundation is one of Irelands’ Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Nobuhle Ncube of the Lifeline Africa Foundation is one of Irelands’ Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Nobuhle Ncube, originally from Zimbabwe, has been living in Ireland since 2000 and is a founder member and Women’s Development Officer of AkidwA, a national African and migrant women’s network. From her work experience and as an African parent in Ireland, Nobuhle discovered a strong need to actively facilitate integration in the education sector by …

Benedicta Attoh of the Women in Leadership Network is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Benedicta Attoh of the Women in Leadership Network is one of Ireland’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

At Social Entrepreneurs Ireland we believe that new and innovative solutions exist to the myriad social and environmental challenges we face today. We believe that these solutions will be most effective when driven by ‘unreasonable people’; individuals who are not prepared to accept the status quo and who adopt a highly entrepreneurial approach to igniting …