AFJN featured in America Magazine on gender based violence work in Nigeria

On August 3, 2020, the work of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) in Nigeria was featured in America Magazine. In the article “The Catholic Church’s fight against gender-based violence in Nigeria” Patrick Egwu talks about the increased need for the government’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the protests following the rape and murder of a 22-year old student. The article features the work of AFJN to educate the local population, especially the youth via online workshops and radio programs. Egwu noted that this was made possible by funds covering the costs of the workshops and to pay for data for the youth.

“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.

In the News: AFJN Quoted NCR Article Following Killing of Nigeria Priests

AFJN’s Women’s Empowerment Coordinators, Sr. Eucharia Madueke was quoted in Patrick Egwu’s article “Nigerians seek security after killing of priests” for the National Catholic Reporter on September 18, 2019. The article highlights AFJN’s “public witnessing against killings in Nigeria” in a national day of public prayer and calling for urgent action to stop the violence.

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