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Day Two Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

February 22nd, 2017|

The second day of the Aegis Trust’s three-day Peace Education colloquium began with a panel on different tools to deliver peace education content in Rwanda. The key question for discussion was how to identify the right teaching and learning tools for the right context.

Panellist Dr Joyce Musabe, Deputy Director-General in charge of curriculum and pedagogical […]

Day One Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

February 21st, 2017|

The three-day Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium began yesterday with a focus on the importance of investing in peace. Funded by the UK Government, the conference has assembled more than 100 local and international experts to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. It is part of Aegis’ worldwide efforts to […]

Aegis and UK Aid assemble global experts for peace education conference in Rwanda

February 19th, 2017|

Over the next three days, the Aegis Trust is bringing together 100 local and international experts in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. The conference is funded by the UK Government (through the Department for International Development) and is part of the Aegis Trust’s decade-long work […]

From Bosnia to America: how lies about violence can kill

February 10th, 2017|

A Muslim living in Prijedor, Bosnia, Kemal Pervanic was 24 years old when his life was torn apart by the Bosnian war. A war where neighbour turned on neighbour and which resulted in genocide in Srebrenica. Now a human rights activist and educator living in the UK, he has travelled widely to share his experiences […]

Trump travel ban on refugees and Muslim countries is dangerous and illegal

February 1st, 2017|

Statement by the Aegis Trust: 
On January 27th, President Trump signed an Executive Order suspending all refugee admission for 120 days, banning all Syrian refugees indefinitely, and barring entry to all citizens of seven countries with Muslim majorities from which high numbers of refugees are fleeing.
January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation […]

Sir John Hurt remembered by genocide survivors in Rwanda

January 28th, 2017|

Sir John Hurt, one of the UK’s best-known actors, has passed away aged 77 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. From his screen debut in 1962, the BAFTA-winning actor took on a diverse array of roles, appearing in over 120 films – not counting his many stage and television appearances. He was working right […]

Aegis calls for effective UK Genocide Prevention Centre as Government announces plan to build Holocaust Memorial in Westminster

January 26th, 2017|

Today, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, the UK government plans to unveil the finalists’ designs for the new UK Holocaust Memorial, to be built next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Aegis Trust welcomes the planned establishment of the memorial – a project begun by former Prime Minister David Cameron which led to the founding of the […]

Saving lives through peace-building in the Central African Republic

January 9th, 2017|

The Aegis Trust’s peace-building work in the Central African Republic (CAR) is already helping to change hearts and minds in communities on the fault line of the conflict there, as our education specialists – many of them survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the Tutsi – share their own experiences and work with Central African […]

World record-breaker reviews run for Aegis: invites you to join in 2017

December 23rd, 2016|

UK-based endurance runner Adam Holland covered over 1,000 miles and broke a World Record in the process of fundraising this year for the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding work in Kenya. He’d love you to join him in 2017 (though you wouldn’t have to run 1,000 miles, we promise!). Aegis caught up with him recently for a […]

Aegis trains young Rwandans on storytelling for peace building

December 19th, 2016|

The Aegis Trust organised a two day workshop at the Kigali Genocide Memorial earlier this month with a focus on storytelling as part of the Healing Communities Programme. The workshop gathered young peace champions from across the country to learn how to promote peace in their communities through film and photography.
Speaking at the training, Didier […]