A recently released report by a coalition of German and African civil society groups, “False Promises,” shows that the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is failing on its own terms. Based partly on a research paper by Timothy A. Wise, the report underscores the destructive work of AGRA and similar models of agriculture in Africa.
On August 3, 2020, the work of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) in Nigeria was featured in America Magazine. In the article “The Catholic Church’s fight against gender-based violence in Nigeria” Patrick Egwu talks about the increased need for the government’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the protests following the rape and murder of a 22-year old student. The article features the work of AFJN to educate the local population, especially the youth via online workshops and radio programs. Egwu noted that this was made possible by funds covering the costs of the workshops and to pay for data for the youth.
Inspired by the African Proverb, on June 22nd and 23rd, Nigerian youth gathered online to unite in an effort to combat sexual violence. The two-day workshop, Voices for Change, sponsored by the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) Nigeria, had over 68 youth participants who ranged from high school freshmen to university graduate students. During the workshop participants learned how to identify sexual violence, participated in advocacy training, and took action.
The Africa Faith and Justice Network Uganda Chapter of women religious have been talking about the domestic violence crisis in Uganda due to COVID-19 on Jubilee Radio. For one hour each week, the sisters talk in the local language about … Continued
Sisters in Uganda are using the radio to spread the message to end domestic violence. It has been reported that domestic violence has increased throughout the world following the lockdown orders from the COVID-19 pandemic. The lives of many women … Continued
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Action de grâces Nous disons merci à Dieu notre Créateur pour les grâces abondantes répandues sur notre Mère Afrique et sur tous ses enfants : pour les terres fertiles et riches, pour les ressources minérales, pour la variété de la flore … Continued
The Comboni Missionaries, an AFJN Organizational Members, featured a story about our work on child protection in Nigeria. In the article “Africa Faith and Justice Network: An international organization is working hard — so children don’t have to,” Ellen Baverman … Continued