A former human trafficker told Africa Faith and Justice Network on December 2, 2021, that his Middle Eastern partners had sent a video showing four men, aided by two dogs, gang-raping a young woman he had trafficked. The image continues to haunt him. He added, “I am not sure if I will ever be forgiven by God for what I did.” Where are the victims from? Besides trafficking compatriots from Uganda, he also facilitated the trafficking of Kenyans, Tanzanians, and Burundians.
Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) has taken the challenge of crying out against human trafficking in its recent activity in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Amidst the insecurity in the country, AFJN members in Nigeria took ten days in July … Continued
The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) voted to appoint Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, from Nigeria, as Director-General beginning March 1, 2021. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is both the first African and the first female appointed to this position.
Join AFJN’s Women’s Empowerment Project as we pray and learn from religious sisters in Africa about the realities of human trafficking.
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.
Uganda On February 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakita, the Africa Faith & Justice Network Uganda (AFJN-Uganda) organized a nationwide prayer session for the victims of human trafficking, and called for an end to this evil. On the same … Continued
Ethiopia recently got its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, on October 25, 2018, and she is now Africa’s only female head of state. This is a monumental change for the patriarchal country, and even though the position is mostly ceremonial, … Continued