So as promised here are some of the links/resources mentioned at our last meeting on 26th Jan 2012 discussing the Lived Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland.
AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood)
Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA; Swahili for sisterhood) is an authoritative, minority ethnic-led national network of African and 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.
Cork African Women’s Group
Find the group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cork-African-Womens-Group/260726313957563
Cois Tine is a multicultural organisation that respects and promotes the integration of people from all communities, cultures and faiths. It works primarily with asylum seekers and refugees particularly those of African origin.
Irish Refugee Council
The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation which specialises in working with and for refugees in Ireland.
Immigrant Council of Ireland
The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) was established by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy in 2001. We are an organisation where migrants and Irish work together to provide information, support and legal advice to immigrants and their families.
Nasc is the Irish word for link. Nasc works to link migrants to their rights.
European Women’s Lobby
Books recommended by Nilmini:
Publications by Akidwa including Herstory – find them all here: http://www.akidwa.ie/publications
One Dimensional Woman by Nina Power
Beauty & Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West by Sheila Jeffries.
Feel free to leave more resources/links/book recommendations in the comment section!