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Aegis shares lessons of hope from Rwanda as Central Africans seek peace

Held in the Central African Republic’s capital, 4-11 May, the ‘Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation’ drew around 700 leaders from across the political, religious and social spectrum in CAR, together with interim President Samba-Panza (pictured centre, above) and the leadership of the country’s transitional government. Participants included leaders of the Seleka and Anti-Balaka, rival armed [...]

Rwanda Peace Education Programme launched in Kirehe

Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) partners, local authorities and communities gathered today to launch the peace building programme in Kirehe district in the Eastern Province, where the programme will be based for at least three weeks. “We are all affected by a society lacking peace; your message of peace is relevant to everyone,” Executive Secretary [...]

2015-10-02T07:12:54+01:00May 25th, 2015|Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis informs Rwandan training of teacher trainers in peace education

Rwanda’s Ministry of Education last week commenced training its teacher trainers in delivery of the peace education component of the new national Schools Curriculum. The brainchild of the team at the Aegis-led Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP), this has been developed in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and sees peace education integrated [...]

Call for applications for the Aegis Trust’s Rwanda Short Course

Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) Department invites academics, teachers, trainers, policymakers and practitioners to apply for a short course on “Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Actors, Causes and Responses to Violence”.     Taking place 20-31 July 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda, the course is convened by Dr Phil Clark, head of the RPHE [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00May 1st, 2015|Students|0 Comments

Statement on Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary

Statement by Dr James Smith CBE, Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust: “Today, on the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, staff and supporters of the Aegis Trust around the World remember and mourn with the survivors and all who lost so many loved ones during the slaughter in which the Young [...]

2015-10-02T07:14:18+01:00April 24th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Armenian Genocide: Truth Begins to Erode 100 years of Impunity

Comment from Aegis CEO, Dr James Smith Causing something of a stir in Istanbul, a growing number of governments and figures, including Pope Francis this week, have recognised that the catastrophe 100 years ago in which up to 1.5million Armenians perished, was genocide. Not so the United Nations, many other governments and media organisations who [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00April 24th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

US anti-genocide movement STAND merges with the Aegis Trust

STAND, the US-based student movement to end mass atrocities, is merging with the Aegis Trust as the US branch of the Aegis Youth Department. Founded in 2003 by a group of Georgetown students, over the following years STAND chapters sprang up at schools and colleges across the USA. Originally an acronym for ‘Students Taking Action [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 9th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

CNLG and Aegis Trust work together to preserve the memory of the genocide

This week marks the 21st Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an important time to remember the victims, support survivors and ensure never again is a reality. Collecting testimonies, preserving evidence and enabling research and learning about the genocide contributes to our duty to remember. In this effort, Rwanda’s National Commission for [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 9th, 2015|Documentation, Memorial, Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis launches Research, Policy & Higher Education programme in Kigali

The Aegis Trust today launched its newly created Research, Policy & Higher Education Department (RPHE) at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali. The RPHE is supported by the UK’s Department for International Development under the Genocide, Research and Reconciliation Programme. The goal of the department is to inform policy and practice on peacebuilding and genocide prevention in Rwanda [...]

Award-winning Nuba documentary gets UK premiere in association with Aegis

At the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Saturday 21 March, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka’s award-winning documentary ‘Beats of the Antonov’ will receive its UK premiere in association with the Aegis Trust, Film Africa and Waging Peace.   For two years, Kuka lived alongside displaced farmers, herders, and rebels in the Blue Nile and Nuba [...]

2015-10-02T07:16:16+01:00March 20th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments