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 is excited to have three very qualified interns this year for our summer internships. Click on the links below to read each of their bios. AFJN interns go through an intensive orientation process to … Continued
Chazmine is a rising junior at Villanova University, where she majors in Political Science and Communications and minors in Spanish. At Villanova, Chazmine participates in the campus community through organizations such as the Blue Key Society, the Martin Luther King … Continued
Mia Kilpatrick just completed her sophomore year at Wofford College. She is majoring in International Affairs and Spanish. During the 2019-2020 academic year she was able to serve as a Sophomore Delegate on Wofford’s Campus Union Assembly and was recently … Continued
Philip Brooks is a senior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He majors in international relations and political science. This is his second summer working for Africa Faith and Justice Network. Last summer he focused on issues in West … Continued
Since being appointed as Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister in April, Dr. Abiy Ahmed has expedited massive reform to enhance the economy which sparked a new hope for the future of Ethiopia. Before his tenure, Ethiopia faced three years of violent protests, human rights violations such as torture, politically motivated imprisonment and widespread corruption. The changes that Dr. Ahmed has already made to settle these issues include obtaining freedom for Ethiopian prisoners at home and abroad, lifting the state of emergency, and admitting that the regime used torture against political opponents in the past and has taken steps to make peace with Eritrea according to Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, a reporter from Al Jazeera.
Rev. Aniedi calls for religious dialogue.
African leaders can learn from the Pope resignation says AFJN Executive Director Aniedi Okure in an interview with Straight Talk Africa. To read Rev. Okure’s article “Lessons from Pope Benedict XVI and the Papal Election” on this topic click here.
Bahati Jacques, AFJN’s Policy Analyst, on InFocus/Voice of America on the sentencing of DRC War Lord Thomas Lubanga
Bahati Jacques, AFJN’s Policy Analyst, on InFocus/Voice of America on the verdict of DRC War Lord Thomas Lubanga