TrustAfrica’s Fund to advance International Criminal Justice in Africa seeks to engage civil society, as well as scholars, legal advocates, and state authorities, to develop innovative strategies to improve accountability for crimes committed. To help achieve this objective, most recently, TrustAfrica was the primary donor for the first ever National War Victims’ Conference in Uganda. The conference was facilitated by TrustAfrica grantee African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET), an independent Ugandan NGO that has been working for the last nine years on projects that seek response to and redress for serious crimes and harms resulting from armed violence.
17-19 October, 2011FNB Conference and Learning CenterJohannesberg, South Africa
We are thrilled to report that “Shungu: The Resilience of a People” — a documentary film about the electoral crisis in Zimbabwe — has won the 2010 Ousmane Sembene Prize at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Shungu was directed by our design consultant, Saki Mafundikwa, and received a grant from TrustAfrica for production.
|Date:||March 27–28, 2010|
|Location:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
Civil society meeting on African Union mechanisms and the protection of refugees, IDPs and citizenship rights
|Date:||October 19–20, 2009|
With support from TrustAfrica, the International Refugee Rights Initiative convened a group of African civil society organizations and experts in Kampala, Uganda, on the eve of the African Union's Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons. Participants discussed such issues as statelessness and nationality rights, which have been both a cause and consequence of forced displacement and discrimination in Africa.
|Date:||June 16–18, 2009|
3–7 December 2008
Muslim and Christian clerics from six East African countries issued a communiqué earlier this month reiterating their resolve to “remain in unity and work with each other as partners in addressing our regional religious, social, economic and political challenges.”