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.
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.
The brave fight mounted by religious sisters against human traffickers in Nigeria has been a key highlight of the ongoing conference that has brought together religious men and women in the west African country.
Nigeria currently has 13.2 million out-of-school children, according to Nigeria’s education board. Also, child labor has remained an issue throughout the country despite the Child Rights Act that was signed into law by the federal government. In February, Nigeria’s National … Continued
Despite all odds, women in Nigeria are breaking the code in technology. Yesterday, August 9th, five teenage girls from a Catholic Secondary school Regina Pacies in Onitsha Anambra state Nigeria challenged the world of technology and emerge as the gold … Continued
In March, 55 nations of the African Union joined in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss the possibility of an open trade agreement throughout the continent. Free trade and free movement across the continent is a great step in the right … Continued
Read Part I of the series, “U.S. Military Presence and Activity in Africa: Sahel Region.” WEST AFRICA AFRICOM’s roles and objectives in the West Africa region are directly equivalent to those in the Sahel Region. Stated by General Waldhauser, its principal … Continued
Download PDF file/ Photos included From November 22 to December 1, 2017, Catholic religious Sisters in Nigeria, under the umbrella of the Africa Faith & Justice Network – Nigeria, left their convents and chapels to fight human trafficking in Edo … Continued
On May 22, 2018, two priests and 17 parishioners who were gunned down on April 24th during morning Mass at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom were buried. The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, consequently, called on all dioceses in … Continued
Just recently the Nigerian female bobsled team qualified to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics, making them the first ever Nigerian athletes (male or female) to represent their country at the Winter Games. Former track stars, these three women – Seun … Continued