This path aims to avoid easy simplifications and stereotypes that too often create an erroneous common opinion on what is linked to a criminal and mafia phenomenon and what is not.
This path aims to shed light on those who act every day as an alternative to criminal violence in that great land of peoples that represents the African continent.
Hence, with these first steps, a network has had the opportunity to grow despite the Covid-19 pandemic. It started from a common declaration of intent with Objective 0 being the first among the realities involved.
To date, there are more than 30 groups active in Sub Saharan Africa from 13 countries: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Guinea Bissau.
The main intervention areas are:
Corruption, investigative journalism and freedom of expression
Promotion and protection of human rights
Restorative justice, memory and support for victims
Protection of the environment and ancestral communities as a strategy to fight against land grabbing and extractivism
Traffic and trafficking
Prevention in terms of educational, cultural, sporting and artistic paths, all with a gender perspective.
The network is articulated starting from a declaration of intent to build a common path of peace and social justice starting from a statement "for peace, social justice and solidarity in Africa," values that will lead to the first founding assembly of the network.
The shared commitment starts from:
Training and exchange of good practices with meetings aimed at learning more about the various associationsí activities through an exchange of experiences at local level, but also internationally where they exist.