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Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

Ambassador Helena Rietz, now Head of the Africa Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign affairs, today expressed Stockholm’s pride in the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding education work in Rwanda - for which the Swedish Government has provided significant support.  Ambassador Rietz was visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the second time. Having previously [...]

Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts 23rd Genocide Commemoration

The Kigali Genocide Memorial will today host the 23rd Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More than 400 guests including international leaders, dignitaries, survivors and their families and representatives of survivor organisations will attend today’s ceremony. As part of the commemoration, the Guests of Honour will lay wreaths on the burial place [...]

Aegis Peace Education Colloquium concludes with commitment to partnership and best practice

On the last day of the Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium at the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, participants committed to working together to ensure their peace building policies and practices are informed by the latest research, measurable, and have a lasting impact on the communities they aim to benefit. The first plenary of the day [...]

Day Two Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

The second day of the Aegis Trust’s three-day Peace Education colloquium began with a panel on different tools to deliver peace education content in Rwanda. The key question for discussion was how to identify the right teaching and learning tools for the right context. Panellist Dr Joyce Musabe, Deputy Director-General in charge of curriculum and [...]

Day One Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

The three-day Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium began yesterday with a focus on the importance of investing in peace. Funded by the UK Government, the conference has assembled more than 100 local and international experts to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. It is part of Aegis’ worldwide efforts to [...]

Sir John Hurt remembered by genocide survivors in Rwanda

Sir John Hurt, one of the UK’s best-known actors, has passed away aged 77 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. From his screen debut in 1962, the BAFTA-winning actor took on a diverse array of roles, appearing in over 120 films – not counting his many stage and television appearances. He was working right [...]

John Kerry at Kigali Genocide Memorial: “Thank you for your work in prevention and healing.”

https://youtu.be/uJOeva3UdzQ On Friday 14 October, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda to honour the memory of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request of the Rwandan Government and Kigali City Council, the Kigali Genocide Memorial [...]

Jesse Jackson at Kigali Genocide Memorial: “May God save us from evils”

On Monday 14 June, a group led by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., the famous American civil rights activist, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda to learn more about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and to pay respects to the victims. Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request [...]