Supporting peace in the Central African Republic

At the invitation of faith leaders in the Central African Republic who took part in the August peace conference in Kigali, the Aegis Trust has just visited CAR to meet with community leaders and Government ministers – including interim President Catherine Samba Panza – to explore ways in which lessons from Rwanda could be applied [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:32+01:00September 15th, 2014|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Nottingham City Council launches 100km challenge with Olympic cyclist for Aegis Trust

Nottingham City Council is teaming up this September with Olympic cycling medallist Bryan Steel and the Aegis Trust - which is based in Notts - to sponsor a cycling challenge that will raise vital funds for Aegis’ peacebuilding education and genocide prevention work internationally. To complete the Aegis Citycard Cycles 100km Challenge, members of the [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:50+01:00August 21st, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

CAR Faith leaders at Kigali conference praise Rwandan example and warn of dangers for their own country today

A two-day “Global Peace Builders Conference” organised by Faith-based organisations, the Aegis Trust, Rwanda Youth Action Network and Rwanda Civil Society Platform brought together religious leaders from the Central African Republic and youth leaders from South Sudan, as well as Rwandan peace builders, in Kigali over the 7th and 8th of August. The delegation from [...]

Swedish Finance Minister urges international community to build societies where genocide cannot be repeated

26 Feb 2014 - Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial today ahead of the 20th commemoration of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg paid respects to the victims of the genocide – some 250,000 of whom are buried at the Memorial – and called on the international community to build societies [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00February 27th, 2014|Memorial, Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Students in Rwanda, US and UK launch ‘Action for C.A.R.’

An international youth-led campaign which aims to support peacebuilding in the Central African Republic through a mixture of fundraising, education, advocacy and in-country social cohesion activities, ‘Action for C.A.R.’ was launched today by Aegis Students and STAND, the US-based student anti-genocide movement. To find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved, visit www.action4CAR.org and [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

“Effective peacekeeping force” needed to prevent genocide in CAR says UN Humanitarian chief

13 Nov 2013 - Speaking today about rising violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), John Ging - Operations Director at the UN's Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - told Fred Pleitgen of CNN's 'Amanpour' show that "we see the seeds of a genocide here unless we can get on the ground in [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00November 13th, 2013|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments