European Network of Migrant Women


Salome Mbugua - Co-President

Native of Kenya and living in Ireland, Salome has over 20 years experience of work with women, children and youth in Africa and Ireland. She is the founder of AkiDwA, the Migrant Women’s Network Ireland and Wezesha, an African Diaspora NGO working with women and children affected by violence and conflict in Africa. Salome is the former vice chair of the National Women Council of Ireland and currently serves as an Irish Commissioner for Human Rights. salome[at]

Dr. Noura Raad - Co-President

Born in Lebanon, Noura is a legal expert based in France and holds a PHD on the Status of Women in Comparative Criminal Law. President of Aix-en-Provence section of Forum Femmes Méditerranée. As a militant feminist she engages in the legal advocacy for the women victims of violence. In ENOMW she works on the legal analysis to promote the rights of migrant women. She’s a member in the #RadicalGirls and the convener of our Membership group. noura[at]

Jules Buckley - Treasurer

Born in Zimbabwe and working as a Marketing Executive in Ireland. She holds a Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations. She sat on the board of AkiDwa, a national network of migrant women living in Ireland as Treasurer for 6 years. In ENOMW she started off as a representative of AkiDwa before she took on the role of Treasurer.

Spogmy Jabarkhil - Board Member

Spogmy was born in Afghanistan, grew up in Norway and is currently based in Sweden. She is the founder and director of Afghan Women Organisation, based in Gothenburg.

Alicia Arbid - Board Member

Born in the RDC, half Lebanese and half-Belgian, Alicia is the Coordinator of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association-Belgium. She has nine years of experience on women’s rights with specific focus on Arab women. She engages in migration and sexual education issues with a feminist perspective, working with local associations, creating educational tools, and trainings with and for women and girls.

Maria Paola Castro -Board Member

Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Maria is an industrial engineer with professional and volunteering experience in the defense of human rights of Latin American migrant women and victims of gender based violence. She represents Por Ti Mujer Association in ENOMW. She has carried out projects of international cooperation for development in the field of women’s empowerment and political participation.

Maria Miguel Sierra - Board Member

For the last 12 years, Maria has been the director of La Voix des femmes, a migrant women organisation based in Brussels. Throughout her work Maria has gained an extensive experience in providing assistance and support to migrant women victims of domestic violence and harmful practices. She has legal background (a Law Degree and a Master in European and International Law).