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
In a place where education can already be so scarce, Sub-Saharan Africa cannot afford to discriminate education from willing students for reasons of stigma or outright discrimination. Recently, Burundi has joined a list of countries including Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leon, … Continued
A summary of an article by Lucy Ash Women of Zanzibar are having a boom of economic independence and are making strides towards equality through their utilization of an often-overlooked crop- seaweed. Though one might think that the aquatic crop … Continued