Aegis hosts international peacebuilding conference in Rwanda

2024-07-04T20:20:09+01:00July 4th, 2024|Outreach|

In Kigali from 25th to 28th July, the Aegis Trust will host ‘Listening and Leading: the Art and Science of Peace, Resilience and Transformational Justice’. Registration for the conference is filling rapidly, but places are still available at The conference will be held at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (run by Aegis on behalf of Rwanda’s [...]

Aegis welcomes UNGA resolution for Srebrenica genocide remembrance

2024-05-24T13:18:32+01:00May 24th, 2024|Policy & Advocacy, Uncategorised|

The Aegis Trust welcomes the adoption on 23 May of the UNGA resolution commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and declaring 11 July as the International Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Adopted with 84 votes in favour, 19 against, and 68 abstentions, the resolution designates the 11th of July as the International Day [...]

How Memory of Genocide Builds Peace

2024-05-08T14:57:10+01:00May 7th, 2024|Memorial|

In this comment piece, Aegis Trust Founder and Deputy Chair Dr James Smith reflects on ways in which the memory of the Genocide against the Tutsi is helping to build peace through the Kigali Genocide Memorial and beyond. On 7 April 2024 – the 30th anniversary of the start of Rwanda’s Genocide against the Tutsi [...]

Aegis Trust supports UNGA Srebrenica Genocide Resolution

2024-04-10T11:14:26+01:00April 10th, 2024|Policy & Advocacy|

The Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial stand with the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, peacebuilders at the P-CRC and other friends and partners calling for the adoption of the proposed UNGA Resolution on the Srebrenica Genocide. Should this resolution pass, July 11 will become the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica. “We are [...]

Kwibuka 30 begins at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2024-04-07T12:16:32+01:00April 7th, 2024|Memorial|

The start of Kwibuka 30 - the 30th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda - was marked at the Kigali Genocide Memorial this morning as the President and First Lady of Rwanda lit the flame of remembrance which will burn for the next 100 days, recalling the 100 days in 1994 in [...]

Double standards will not serve justice or peace in the Middle East

2024-01-27T12:39:08+00:00January 26th, 2024|Policy & Advocacy|

Writing in The Atlantic following the ICJ’s initial ruling on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, Aegis founder Dr James Smith questions double standards in the application of international law and highlights the need for legal balance in pursuit of long-term peace in the Middle East. CLICK HERE to read the article now.    

King of Jordan visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2024-01-22T09:43:20+00:00January 9th, 2024|Memorial|

On January 8th, His Majesty Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and paid respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. After laying a wreath at the burial place where 250,000 victims killed during the genocide are laid to rest, the King observed a moment [...]

Ursula von der Leyen pays tribute at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-12-22T12:43:37+00:00December 19th, 2023|Memorial|

On December 18th, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and paid her respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. After laying a wreath at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the genocide have their final resting-place, Von der Leyen and her delegation observed a moment [...]

Navigating Intergenerational Legacies: Insights from Aegis Trust’s Research for Policy Conference

2023-12-22T12:44:10+00:00December 8th, 2023|Research, Uncategorised|

On 7 December, the Aegis Trust concluded its Research Week with a research for policy conference in Kigali gathering over seventy researchers, young people, policymakers, practitioners and academics under the theme ‘Navigating Intergenerational Legacies of Violent Pasts, the Rwandan Youth’s Agency in Focus’. The conference featured lectures from experts, along with the presentation of research [...]

Aegis strengthens Rwandan research capacity

2023-12-22T12:44:38+00:00December 7th, 2023|Research, Uncategorised|

In a two-day workshop in Kigali on 5th and 6th December, over seventy researchers gathered to exchange insights on ‘The Fundamentals of Social Science Knowledge Production, Dissemination and Uptake’. Organized by the Research, Development and Policy Engagement department of the Aegis Trust, the workshop was intended to help strengthen the capacity of Rwandan researchers, policymakers, [...]