We Are Tired Movement

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 Nigeria, who are tired of sexual and … Continued

AFJN Celebrates the 1-Year Anniversary of CALAR’s Declaration with a YouTube Video

On May 25, 2021, at 2:00 am ET (US and Canada; 9:00 am Kenya) the Africa Faith and Justice Network premiered a video sponsored by the Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration in honor of the 1-Year Anniversary of CALAR’s … Continued

AFJN Sends Letter to Senate in Support of the Establishment of the Senate Human Rights Commission

March 17, 2021 Re: Establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, Senator Menendez, Senator Risch, Senator Klobuchar, and Senator Blunt, We, the undersigned Catholic Religious Organizations, members of the Africa Faith and Justice Network … Continued

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.

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