European Network of Migrant Women


Dr. 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  in Africa. She 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 lawyer 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, she is a militant feminist engaged in the legal advocacy for the women victims of violence. In ENOMW she works on migrant women’s rights access to justice.  She’s the convener of ENoMW’s 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 ten 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.

Patricia Ponce - Board Member
Jennifer Okeke - Board Member

Jennifer is a community activist, former chairperson of a migrant women’s organisation based in Ireland and is currently the Anti-Trafficking Officer with Immigrant Council of Ireland. She has extensive experience on issues of gender, human rights and migration and proven history of supporting local migrant communities in the promotion of integration. Jennifer is currently a PhD candidate with Dublin City University exploring the experience of migrant women trafficked into/through Ireland for sexual exploitation. 

Stefania Hincapie Sánchez - Board Member

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Stefania has a master’s degree in mediation and conflict management and is studying a PhD in social sciences, specifically in women’s immigration. She works at the Asociación Por Ti Mujer in Spain as head of the volunteering area focussed in training and vindictive actions, fighting for the women´s rights, especially immigrant women from a gender and intercultural perspective