African Organization for Families is a non-governmental organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and with a focus on the whole of Africa.
The organization was founded in 2015 by Ms. Ann Kioko who has been a pro-life and pro-family activist since her campus days. She realized a need to defend the natural family from various pressures especially from the Western Countries which were imposing among others same-sex unions, abortion and destructive comprehensive sexuality education agenda
Defending and promoting the natural family, human dignity and children across Africa
A continent that upholds family values and human dignity.
With the main mandate being to defend the natural families in Africa the following activities are organized.
- Annual Chastity Conference targeting the Millenials to promote sexual responsibility in youths
- 40 Days for life campaigns which involve praying at the Marie Stopes headquarters to stop them from carrying out illegal abortions
- March for Families aimed at creating awareness on the attack to the African Family
- Annual World Congress of Families African Regional Conferences
- Participation at the United Nations Negotiations.
- Advocacy in African parliaments
- Lobbying the church across all denominations
- Uniting all African pro-family NGOs to speak in one voice on matters families.
African Organization for families takes pride in having organized the first ever African Regional Conference on Families in Nairobi in September 2016 where we hosted over 200 pro-family experts from across Africa and other parts of the world to defend the Natural Family. Themed “The Future of The Family in Africa” the three day conference also gathered expert speakers like Don Feder the Coalitions Director of World Congress of Families, Theresa Okafor from Nigeria, Ghana’s Ceciliah Amankwa, Sharon Slater from Family Watch International, Michael Hichborn from Population Research Institute, Dr. Wahome Ngare from the Catholic Doctors Association in Kenya, Bishop Mark Kariuki the Chairman of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, Bishops Salesius Mugambi and Alfred Rotich both Co-Chairs at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Mrs Lydiah Muriuki the Secretary of the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Services in the government of Kenya, Dr. Luis Franchesci and Mr. Raymond Mutura both from the Strathmore University, Dr. Nkenchi Asogwa from the Doctors Health Initiative in Nigeria ,several first ladies from Kenya, HLI-Ugandas director Fr. Jonathan Opio and many others
The second regional World Congress of Families conference co-hosted by us was held in Malawi at the the lucrative Capitol Hotel located in Lilongwe.
Africa Organization for Families in a bid to provide family based solutions to African problems is also planning to launch a Regional Crisis Pregnancy Center and introduce a hotline number to offer counseling to those going through pregnancy and “same-sex attraction” crisis.
Our long term vision is to have offices in every African Country and have a robust secretariat to execute our mandate.