JUSTICE FOR AFRICA: DON'T CUT OUR FUTURE!
Youth activists, student leaders, survivor-advocates and their representative organisations across the continent are coming together and demanding Justice for Africa. Amplified by solidarity actions from their peers around the world, they are demanding urgent action that "Don't Cut Our Future!"
Since 2015, when world leaders promised to leave no one behind, there has been a huge rise in the violation of African children and young people’s rights. From the extreme inequality in COVID-19 support to increasing tax injustice, the growing debt crisis, and broken promises on climate and development finance - African countries have lost out on trillions of dollars. Global wealth has grown by over $11 trillion in the last seven years, yet wealth per person has fallen in Africa.
Combined with the low priority for education and poor governance in many countries, these injustices exclude millions of children and young people. More African girls and boys are out of school now than ten years ago. Over 10,000 children are forced into child labour every day.
The global student and youth movement has the collective power to expose these injustices and convince our governments to act.
The first united mobilisation took place on 20th February, International Day of Social Justice, with powerful offline demonstrations taking place in Burundi,,Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and solidarity actions coming in from across Europe, Latin America, the USA and Asia.
Our second united global mobilisation took place on October 20th 2023, marking Africa Human Rights Day. Read a summary of the day of action here!
GLOBAL MAP OF ACTION:
Explore all the country's who have taken action as part of the Justice for Africa global campaign in 2023. This map will be updated as more countries and youth activists take action. You can explore each country''s mobilisations and advocacy demands in more detail on the Country Profiles page.
YOUTH- AND STUDENT-LED ORGANISATIONS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR AFRICA:
Whether you are planning to take action as a group or individual on the 20th October, we have created some resources that will hopefully be useful in supporting your mobilisation.
This short guide contains lots of ideas for how you can take action and stand in solidarity with Justice for Africa on the 20th October. Inside you can find:
A simple guide to make your own solidarity wristband
Ideas for taking action with a group
Ideas for taking action as an individual
Key slogans, messages and facts to share
USE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION KIT
We've created some easy to share social media videos and posts explaining and amplifying the Justice for Africa campaign. In the action kit you can also find a guide to making your own Justice for Africa solidarity wristband, quick links to post directly on your or your organisation's Twitter and download options for Instagram and Facebook. Please share the campaign with your network to show your solidarity - and don't forget to use the hashtag #JusticeForAfrica.
OUR COLLECTIVE SYMBOL
To unite all the different countries, organisations and individuals taking action on the 20th, activists are using this symbol to demonstrate our collective demand of Justice for Africa. You are welcome to download and use on your placards, banners or materials. As the logo has a transparent background you could even add it to your profile picture on social media.