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 writes that while “Nigeria [has] adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child” some reports indicate that half of Nigeria’s children are working, some in very dangerous jobs. Baverman notes that child protection in Nigeria is only one area of AFJN’s focus in Africa. AFJN also works to combat injustice towards women and children and stop human trafficking by educating and empowering religious communities to do grassroots advocacy.
AFJN is grateful for the partnership with the Comboni Missionaries and all our Organizational Members who, inspired by the Gospel, work with us, together to move US-Africa policy and implement grassroots changes both domestically and abroad. To learn the different ways that your organization can work together with us or how to become a member click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.