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Aegis’ new Educational Tour Programme in Rwanda hosts University of Manchester students

January 29th, 2016|

The Kigali Genocide Memorial has hosted a group of international students from the University of Manchester (UK) as part of the Aegis Trust’s new Educational Tour Programme. The programme takes students and teachers across Rwanda to visit important historical sites, communities and policy leaders to give an understanding of the Genocide against the Tutsi, post-genocide recovery […]

Darfur crisis in spotlight during Holocaust Memorial Day speaking tour by Mukesh Kapila

January 25th, 2016|

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp – is observed in the UK each year as a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide.
This year, Dr Mukesh Kapila – the Aegis Trust’s Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity and author […]

Hosted by Aegis, Central African leaders learn from peacebuilding in Rwanda

January 25th, 2016|

Initiated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a high level delegation from the Central African Republic (CAR) was hosted in Rwanda by the Aegis Trust and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission from 11-17 January 2016 to learn from peacebuilding and reconstruction efforts after the Genocide against the Tutsi. The 21-person delegation was led by Dr […]

Burundi crisis: time to support AU’s welcome leadership

December 19th, 2015|

19 Dec 2015 – A statement on the Burundi crisis from the Aegis Trust and STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities

Following the 13 November statement by Aegis Trust regarding the responsibility to protect civilians in Burundi, we agree with the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein that, in regard to the […]

Aegis Students campaign for UN veto restraint on response to mass atrocities

December 17th, 2015|

On December 13, the Aegis’ UK Youth Department hosted this year’s National Campaign Conference. Dozens of participants from seven different universities met to share ideas, coordinate activities and develop a final strategy for the campaign on UN veto restraint.

The campaign will call for the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (P5) to restrain their […]

Now it’s your turn: record-breaker brings Kenya Peace Torch Relay to UK schools and public for 2016

December 14th, 2015|

Launched in July with a ‘Champions walk for peace’ by some of the World’s greatest athletes to help raise funds for the Aegis Trust to establish a school for peace in Kenya’s troubled North Rift Valley, the Kenya peace torch relay has travelled over 3,500 miles across Kenya, the UK and USA in 2015 with […]

Genocide Prevention Advisory Network meets in Switzerland

December 14th, 2015|

At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs the GPANet – Genocide Prevention Advisory Network – held its annual meeting in Geneva from November 30th to December 2nd.
The purpose of the GPANet is to provide scientifically based risk assessments, analysis of mass atrocities, and advice to all interested parties, including academic bodies, […]

Aegis trains teachers in peace education methodology

December 11th, 2015|

On 25 November, twelve teachers were trained at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to provide them with skills needed to teach peace education components that have been included in the new school curriculum for the first time.

“Educators are important people in our society – they influence our children hugely.  It is hard to change what a […]

Aegis helps Rwandan researchers communicate findings more widely

December 7th, 2015|

The Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education Programme (RPHE) organised a capacity-building workshop for Rwandan researchers from November 26th to 27th. Focussed on publishing strategies and connecting research to policy and media, it was the second event of its kind held by the Programme.

Hosted at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the workshop gave participants an […]

Statement on Papal visit to Central African Republic

November 29th, 2015|

The Aegis Trust warmly welcomes the Pope to the Central African Republic, where we are working for the cause of peace with civil society organisations, the Government and faith leaders including Imam Omar Kobine Layama, president of the Central African Islamic Community; Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, president of the Evangelical Alliance, and Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]