FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 10, 2021 Washington, DC – Today, the Africa Faith and Justice Network along with over twenty-five faith and nongovernmental organizations sent a joint letter to Congressional Leadership in support of the... READ MORE
Restoring U.S. Funding of the WHO
On May 29, 2020, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the WHO and announced on April 14th that he would defund it. WHO funding is essential for Africa. AFJN with AdNA advocated Congress for continued participation in and funding for the WHO. The House of Representatives included WHO funding for 2021.
A Moratorium on Rents Increase During COVID-19
On May 8, 2020, AFJN sent a letter to Congressional Committees asking for a moratorium on rental increases. The stay-at-home orders were causing financial hardships and preventing tenants from shopping for competitive and more affordable housing. Many of those burdened were African migrants. To advance this policy we:
- We met with Representative Jamie Raskin (MD), Member of the National Coronavirus Response Committee, since he had implemented a similar measure in his own county and supported the idea.
- Created an action alert encouraging individuals to contact their representatives in support of moving legislation
Debt Forgiveness and the Issuance of Special Drawing Rights
Indebted nations, already heavily burdened before the pandemic, lacked resources to service their debts when COVID-19 hit. AFJN with our partners advocated the U.S. Administration and Congress, Europe, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund for:
- Bilateral and multilateral debt forgiveness for African countries that included strong accountability measures.
- U.S. support of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the IMF to member countries in this time of crisis. SDRs were last used in 2009 during the global recession.
In addition, AFJN also mobilized African Ambassadors to support the above measures via letters and phone calls.
Washington, DC - On Monday the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), along with a coalition of over 50 organizations, issued the joint statement “Groups Urge US Senate to Authorize Additional Relief to... READ MORE
Today, join the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) and other organizations by calling on White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients to support policies that promote global access to vaccines and vaccine intellectual property... READ MORE
AFJN Welcomes Award Winning Journalist, Patrick Egwu, as an AFJN Senior Fellow. Patrick Egwu is an award-winning freelance investigative journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa where he is currently an Open Society Foundation... READ MORE
Today, on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the world acknowledges the millions of people who are being trafficked around the globe. According to the United Nations’ “Global Report on Trafficking... READ MORE
The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is cosponsoring the "Interfaith Vigil for Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access" on Tuesday, July 20 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (EDT US and Canada) on the National... READ MORE
The Africa Faith and Justice Network just released our July 2021 Report on our efforts in Ghana as part of the African Church Together (ACT) to Fight Against Corruption Project. Read the full... READ MORE
The armed conflict between the Ethiopian army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a political party and ethnic Tigrayan military organization, has no end in sight. Civilians in the war torn Tigray Region... READ MORE
Washington, DC - Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a press release noting that the IMF Executive Board supported the “general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).” The new allocation of $650... READ MORE
By: Josh Schlicht, AFJN InternJune 24, 2021 In the last year, a twitter trend known as the #WeAreTired Movement has taken Nigerian social media by storm. This tag advocates for the women of... READ MORE