Many activities. One purpose.

Aegis undertakes activities across a wide spectrum. Some are centred around genocide remembrance and education; some around research, evidence-based policy advice and advocacy; some around helping survivors and affected communities rebuild a society resilient to the risk of repetition. The diversity of our activities is driven by a singular focus on the prevention of genocide through whatever avenue is necessary in a given case. Doctors do not work to save lives from disease through primary, secondary or tertiary measures alone; we apply the same principle to saving lives from genocide. To learn more about the Aegis approach, take a look at our starting-point.

Memorial

Final resting-place for 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, The Kigali Genocide Memorial was established by Aegis in 2004 at the request of the Rwandan authorities.

KIGALI MEMORIAL

Peacebuilding

Across Rwanda, Aegis is leading peace-building education that is helping communities to overcome the legacy of genocide and rebuild trust.

EDUCATION

Outreach

Community leaders from CAR, Kenya and South Sudan have witnessed Aegis’ success in Rwanda and asked us to help them build peace in their own countries.

MEETING THE CHALLENGE

Documentation

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda documents the development, lived experiences, and aftermath of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

ARCHIVE

Students & youth

Aegis Students and STAND are the youth arm of the Aegis Trust, mobilising passionate young people to campaign, educate and fundraise to end genocide.

AEGIS STUDENTS

Policy & advocacy

Aegis undertakes research, provides evidence-based policy advice and conducts advocacy on situations where people need protection from mass atrocities.

POLICY

Enterprise

Social enterprises are helping to ensure the sustainability of the Aegis Trust. They also enable us to offer training and work to disadvantaged survivors.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Rebuilding lives

The Aegis Trust’s social programme supports some of the worst-affected genocide survivors, helping many beneficiaries become self-sufficient.

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

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Impact

Find out how the Aegis Trust’s activities enable us to impact on policies, to change hearts and minds, and most importantly to save lives.

MAKING CHANGE

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