“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” – African Proverb

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.

Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister Delivers Overdue Reforms

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.

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