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Swedish exhibition fighting antisemitism unveiled at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2021-10-11T15:10:35+01:00October 11th, 2021|Memorial|

On Monday 11th October, the Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda and the Aegis Trust will unveil a new temporary exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Open to the public for one week only, ‘Remember ReAct’ presents both Swedish and international efforts for Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism since the first [...]

Acclaimed Aegis co-production investigates impunity for Holocaust crimes

2021-10-06T06:38:00+01:00October 5th, 2021|Outreach|

99% of the people who committed murders in the Holocaust were never prosecuted or even questioned. Why? Released in UK cinemas as a co-production with the Aegis Trust on the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, David Wilkinson’s feature documentary ’Getting Away with Murder(s)’ digs deep to find the answers. It’s an illuminating, absorbing, important [...]

White Rose makes first Depop Drop for Aegis

2021-09-21T19:55:59+01:00September 21st, 2021|Enterprise|

Tomorrow will see the first-ever Depop Drop from White Rose, the handpicked recycled fashion chain which supports the Aegis Trust, with around 500 of its top seasonal picks uploaded and promoted to the app’s users. Founded in London, Depop is the fashion marketplace app where the next generation discover unique items. With 30 million registered users globally, [...]

Remembering Srebrenica at the Kigali Genocide Memorial and beyond

2021-07-10T12:13:58+01:00July 10th, 2021|Memorial|

July 11th is the 26th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica to Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic, now finally convicted for genocide. Ceremonies to remember the Bosnian Genocide will be held in Srebrenica and around the World. “As the people of Bosnia & Hercegovina commemorate the genocide perpetrated in Srebrenica 26 years ago, we remember with [...]

Genocide conviction upheld for Ratko Mladić

2021-06-08T16:11:58+01:00June 8th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|

Judges at the ‘International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals' in the Hague have today dismissed Ratko Mladić’s appeal against his conviction for genocide, issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2017. Along with fellow convicts including Radovan Karadžic, General Mladić will now serve the rest of his life sentence in [...]

Genocide denial: discover how to recognise and respond to this rising threat

2021-06-04T12:42:49+01:00June 4th, 2021|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy, Research|

On Wednesday June 30th, join Dr Catherine Gilbert (Newcastle University) and Dr Caroline Williamson Sinalo (University College, Cork) as they moderate a panel discussion bringing together experts who can help us learn how to recognise and respond to this rising threat: www.bit.ly/GenocideDenial The panel will include Rwandan and international experts from academia and civil society [...]

Event exploring physical and mental health a generation after genocide

2021-06-07T13:02:18+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Research|

How does the experience of genocide during a pregnancy - especially one resulting from genocidal rape - affect the future physical and mental health of the child? Join Dr Glorieuse Uwizeye (Dartmouth College) on Tuesday June 8th to find out: https://www.soas.ac.uk/ccrj/events/08jun2021-youth-physical-and-mental-health-after-genocidal-rape-during-the-1994-genocide-against-the.html In a talk co-hosted by the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) and [...]

Aegis welcomes German recognition of Herero-Nama Genocide

2021-06-01T14:56:50+01:00June 1st, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|

In a joint statement with the Namibian Government, the German Government has officially recognised the genocide against the Herero and Nama, 117 years after German forces carried it out. The statement says that Germany has agreed to pay Namibia $1.35bn in a gesture of reconciliation. “The Aegis Trust welcomes Germany’s recognition of the genocide carried [...]

French President pays respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2021-05-27T19:32:25+01:00May 27th, 2021|Memorial|

In a historic visit today, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial, touring its permanent exhibitions and laying a wreath at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi lie buried. In a speech delivered at the Memorial, Macron noted the criminal intent of the killers to eradicate all Tutsi, [...]

Together We Remember: join us live this Thursday

2021-04-28T08:25:47+01:00April 28th, 2021|Events|

Join the Aegis Trust live this Thursday as part of a 24-hour global vigil marking Genocide Awareness Month: https://www.facebook.com/TogetherWeRemember/ If peace is possible after genocide ... is it achievable anywhere? As part of the global coalition 'Together We Remember', this Thursday the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial will host one of 24 live one-hour [...]