Eucharia Madueke is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur from Nigeria. With an academic background in education, religion, development and public policy, she has taught on the secondary and university levels in Nigeria and the United States. She has led many workshops in Africa in grassroots organizing and advocacy centered around Catholic social teaching. She served as provincial of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Nigerian Province. Presently she is the women's empowerment project coordinator for the Africa Faith and Justice Network, a religious nonprofit organization that focuses on US-Africa relations.

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Breaking the silence of human trafficking: Catholic sisters in Zambia speak out

A workshop helped sisters from across Zambia mobilize against human trafficking. Sisters raised awareness via radio and TV, advocated for government action, and pledged to continue work in their communities.

Advocating for porters in Ghana

Female head porters are unskilled, uneducated migrant women, usually from poverty-stricken families of northern Ghana who move down to southern Ghana for work. They generally live in very poor conditions and lack social protection; they are exposed to all forms of sexual and physical exploitation, resulting in unplanned pregnancies and children being raised on the street. Because their job involves lifting and carrying heavy goods for long distances, most of them suffer physical ailments.

Sisters confront Nigeria trafficking

Working under the Africa Faith & Justice Network in Nigeria, sisters from different congregations went on a five-day advocacy trip to educate and advocate on the local level for the closing of illegal brothels where girls are trafficked for commercial sex in rural communities.

The power of African Catholic nuns needs to be unleashed

Overcoming their own fears, 86 Nigerian sisters did what they have not done before: express their dissatisfaction in public. At the gates of the National Assembly and to Police Headquarters, they found support for their message of solidarity with suffering Nigerians.