Faith Meets Medicine: African Jesuits and Catholic Sisters Unite in the Battle Against Cervical Cancer
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Faith Meets Medicine: African Jesuits and Catholic Sisters Unite in the Battle Against Cervical Cancer

Fr Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. Introduction Cervical cancer poses a critical public health crisis in Africa, manifesting as a dire and rapidly intensifying endemic that starkly illuminates the continent’s profound health disparities. Annually, about 119,000 new cases and 81,000 deaths make it the leading cause of cancer-related fatalities among African women. These figures are alarming,...

JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28
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JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28

The shift to clean energy systems, including in transport, to keep pace with the global net-zero emissions by 2050 target is set to drive a huge increase in demand for critical minerals globally. This increased demand presents environmental, economic, geopolitical, and trade consequences for Africa. There is a need for the African region to capitalize...

Understanding the Inextricable Link Between Peace and Justice
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Understanding the Inextricable Link Between Peace and Justice

By Noël Marie Cyprien Médard, S.J. In recent months, the international stage has been fraught with conflicts, both internal and international, of varying intensities. The strife in Ukraine and Russia, the confrontations involving Hamas and Israel, and the unrest in Chad, Sudan, and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, underscore the global volatility. Furthermore, the...

Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

By:Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which ran from 12th to 25th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health,...

Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which commenced on 12th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health, education, and...

Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice
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Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice

By Thomas Pogge As world leaders convene at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the eagerly awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit from 18th to 19th September 2023, the global governance landscape has witnessed a transformative change: the African Union’s landmark inclusion into the G20. Founded in 1999, in the wake of the...

Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.
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Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.

Press Release Nairobi, September 2nd, 2023 – In an unprecedented move, children and young advocates from the Global South have come together to vocalize their concerns and aspira@ons regarding climate change and global financial jus@ce. Converging in Nairobi from 31st August to 2nd September 2023 for the 1st Ever Global Child-led Climate Change Summit, these...

The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28
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The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28

Theme: “A Platform to Mobilize Children Globally to Influence Climate Finance, Policy Makers in Favor of the Global South“ Outcome Statement We the Global Child-led Climate Change Summit Committee (GCCCS) and the children representatives from Global South who have authored the New Children’s Global Financial Pact Declaration and presented it to Global Leaders and those...

Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit
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Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), is currently underway at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, from 24th to 26th July 2023. The Summit aims to evaluate the progress made since the initial UN Food Systems Summit...

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