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

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.    

2024-01-27T12:39:08+00:00January 26th, 2024|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

King of Jordan visits Kigali Genocide 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 [...]

2024-01-22T09:43:20+00:00January 9th, 2024|Memorial|0 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen pays tribute at Kigali Genocide 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 [...]

2023-12-22T12:43:37+00:00December 19th, 2023|Memorial|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2023-12-22T12:44:10+00:00December 8th, 2023|Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis strengthens Rwandan research capacity

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, [...]

2023-12-22T12:44:38+00:00December 7th, 2023|Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis partners with Million Peacemakers for Peace and Humanity

https://vimeo.com/888207393   In response to the explosion of hate and identity-based violence around the World, the Aegis Trust and Million Peacemakers have come together to launch the Global Partnership for Peace and Humanity. Leveraging the expertise and networks of both organisations, the partnership will establish peace institutes, train a million peace-builders and provide immediate [...]

2023-11-28T13:33:17+00:00November 28th, 2023|Peace education, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cuban Vice President visits Kigali Genocide Memorial 

On 20 November, H.E. Salvador Antonio Valdés Mesa, the Vice President of Cuba visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and honoured the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Vice President Salvador began his visit by laying a wreath at the mass graves, holding a moment of silence at the final resting place of a [...]

2023-11-25T16:18:11+00:00November 21st, 2023|Memorial|0 Comments

Yahaya Nsengiyumva – a hero who risked his life to save others during Genocide against the Tutsi

The whole team at the Aegis Trust has been greatly saddened by the passing of Yahaya Nsengiyumva, a father, friend and beacon of hope who risked his life to save others in the midst of the unimaginable horror of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Yahaya passed away and was laid to rest [...]

2023-11-08T18:15:54+00:00November 8th, 2023|Memorial|0 Comments

Supporting Rwanda’s journey from reconciliation to resilience

Carrying the theme ‘Exploring Rwanda’s Journey from Reconciliation to Resilience’, the National Research Based Dialogue event organised by the Aegis Trust in the Kigali Community Peace Centre at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (and on X / Twitter Space) on 2nd November brought together young people, researchers and decision makers to unpack the importance of critical [...]

2023-11-25T15:58:50+00:00November 6th, 2023|Research|0 Comments

Breaking mental health stigma: ‘Safe Mind’ Youth Conference

On 26 October, the Aegis Trust partnered in convening the 'Safe Mind' Youth Conference at the African Leadership University (ALU) with Solid Minds, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the ALU and various youth-led organizations. This event was dedicated to addressing pressing issues of mental health, alcohol dependence, and behavioral addictions which exert a profound influence [...]

2023-11-10T07:17:00+00:00October 30th, 2023|Students, Uncategorised|0 Comments