AFJN Mentioned in The Guardian Nigeria News on Small Arms Proliferation in Africa

On October, 26, 2020, Timileyin Omilana notes the Africa Faith and Justice Network’s (AFJN) position that “the persistence and the complication of wars in Africa are partially due to small arms proliferation” in the article “How proliferation of small arms is enhancing violence in Nigeria, says report” published in The Guardian Nigeria News. Read the full article here.

Tell Senate to Support a Global Strategy to fight COVID-19

To prevent and stop the global economy from further collapsing, as was the case in 2008, to protect further losses of U.S. jobs, and to save lives the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is asking the Senate to support the issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDRs are special bonds to member nations and SDRs do not cost the U.S. anything. We are also asking for debt relief and additional foreign aid to respond to humanitarian crises and COVID-19 related challenges.

Welcome to Our 2020 Fall Intern, Iman Mekonen

Iman is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she majors in international social justice studies and minors in political science. She is also studying Arabic as her language of choice. In the local community, she serves as a youth mentor for underrepresented communities and is a member of VCU Globe, a globally focused organization that interacts with international students and community members. At VCU, Iman works as the editor of the Spectrum (Arts & Culture) section of The Commonwealth Times, VCU’s student newspaper, where she reports on the arts and culture scene in Richmond.

“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.

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