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The Africa Faith and Justice Network’s Women Empowerment Project aims at assisting African Women religious in shaping a new vision of their role in society by working to change the structures that keep people in poverty and deprive them of their dignity as God’s children. The project builds and strengthens a coalition of African Women Religious at the local, regional, and continental levels to work for social justice and bring about needed change.

Women Empowerment Video Playlist

In several countries, our partners, sisters and youth who have participated and benefited from our advocacy skills trainings workshops, have created testimonial videos about what this project and our mentorship means to them. Several of the videos are included in the below playlist. The playlist also includes videos produced by the youth who have worked with the sisters on educational and advocacy campaigns addressing issues that impact them such as increased instances of youth violence ahead of elections.

Focus Countries


As of 2022, AFJN’s Women’s Empowerment Project has partnered with women religious in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The project focuses on educating the local people about the realities of the social injustices facing them, grounding them in Catholic social teaching, and empowering them with the skills and tools needed to advocate for structural change. Some of the key theme are land grabbing, domestic and gender based violence, child labor, human trafficking, domestic servitude, the impact of the COVID pandemic on girls education, transparency and accountability, etc.

Latest News

  • Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2024 Spring Summit 1 May, 2024 - Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2024 Spring Summit "Faith in Action: Advancing Human Rights and Peace for All" an in-person event.
  • Civil Society Policy Forum Event on Governance Reform 3 Apr, 2024 - The Africa Faith and Justice Network, Center for Accountability and Rule of Law, Ghana Integrity Initiative, and Jubilee USA Network invite you to "Governance Reform Through Transparency: The Role of Civil Society in Combatting Corruption" on April 18, 2024 from 11:15 am - 12:45 pm EDT (USA & Canada).
  • Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN Presents at United Nations Parallel Event 19 Mar, 2024 - On March 16, Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN, AFJN Women Empowerment Project Coordinator, presented at the United Nations’ parallel event “An Intergenerational Panel: Confronting Poverty Through Diverse Lenses” at the invitation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Trinity University. This event brought together sisters and students to “discuss the concept of the feminization […]
  • A Prayer for International Women’s Day 8 Mar, 2024 - Join AFJN as we pray on International Women's Day.
  • 2023 AFJN End of Year Report: Activity Highlights & Activities 1 Mar, 2024 - Read the Africa Faith and Justice Network's 2023 End of Year Report: Activity Highlights & Activities
  • AFJN eBulletin | December 2023 29 Dec, 2023 - Read the AFJN eBulletin | December 2023
  • Youth in Abuja Nigeria say “No” to Domestic Servitude and Child Trafficking 10 Jul, 2023 - In view of this, in March 26 and June 3, 2023, Africa Faith and Justice Network Nigeria organized a day workshop for the youths of Sacred Heart Parish, Airport and St. Kizito Parish, Kuje both in Abuja. The workshop was targeted at galvanize the energy of these youths to work together to end domestic servitude and human trafficking and to educate and sensitize them on the dangers of these vices which is predominantly harming the youths.
  • AFJN Sr. Eucharia Madueke’s Article Featured in Global Sisters Report on work in Ghana 7 Jun, 2023 - On June 6, 2023, Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN’s article “Through Africa Faith and Justice Network, sisters fight early marriage in Ghana” was featured in Global Sisters Report. Sr. Eucharia is the Women Empowerment Project Coordinator for the Africa Faith and Justice Network with over 6 years of experience working on advocacy training of women religious […]
  • AFJN Women Empowerment workshop featured in InfoGuide Nigeria 5 May, 2023 - On May 4, 2023 InfoGuide Nigeria’s article “Group educates Jos residents on social justice, stability” featured the workshop “Which way Nigeria”. The interfaith event was part of AFJN’s Women Empowerment Project and was in partnership with the Youth wings of Christian Association of Nigeria, (YOWICAN), and Jama’atu Nasri Islam, (JNI).
  • Funding Gap Projected to Undercut Sub-Saharan African Growth Says IMF Report 14 Apr, 2023 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2023 Funding Gap Projected to Undercut Sub-Saharan African Growth Says IMF Report Washington, DC – Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the “Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa Report: The Big Funding Squeeze” during the IMF Spring Meetings. The report follows Tuesday’s release of “The World Economic Outlook: A Rocky […]

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