How lessons from Rwanda are saving lives in South Sudan

April 19th, 2016|Memorial, Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Kwibuka22: Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts Rwanda’s national commemoration

The Kigali Genocide Memorial today hosted the 22nd Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More than 500 guests included international leaders, dignitaries, survivors and their families and representatives of survivor organisations. The commemoration period is known as ‘Kwibuka’, the Kinyarwanda word for remembrance.

As part of the commemoration, the President of the […]

April 7th, 2016|Memorial|0 Comments

Kigali Genocide Memorial goes solar

Last week a solar system developed by Centennial Generating Co. became operational at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request of the Rwandan Government and Kigali City Council at the site where some 250,000 victims of the genocide against the Tutsi lie buried, the Kigali Genocide Memorial continues to […]

March 21st, 2016|Memorial|0 Comments

Aegis’ new Educational Tour Programme in Rwanda hosts University of Manchester students

The Kigali Genocide Memorial has hosted a group of international students from the University of Manchester (UK) as part of the Aegis Trust’s new Educational Tour Programme. The programme takes students and teachers across Rwanda to visit important historical sites, communities and policy leaders to give an understanding of the Genocide against the Tutsi, post-genocide recovery […]

January 29th, 2016|Memorial, Students|0 Comments

Darfur crisis in spotlight during Holocaust Memorial Day speaking tour by Mukesh Kapila

Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp – is observed in the UK each year as a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide.
This year, Dr Mukesh Kapila – the Aegis Trust’s Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity and author […]

January 25th, 2016|Memorial, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) pays respects at Kigali Genocide Memorial

On November 12, 2015, leading officials from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and paid their respects to the more than one million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

The visit is part of a series of events honouring the victims of the Genocide and marking the completion of […]

November 15th, 2015|Memorial|0 Comments

Rwandan survivors commemorate Srebrenica genocide

Rwandan survivors yesterday gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital, where some 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi lie buried, to commemorate a genocide which took place two decades ago on another continent – in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995. 
Coming together on the eve of the official commemoration in […]

July 11th, 2015|Memorial, Outreach|0 Comments

A dozen countries join inaugural Ubumuntu Arts Festival at Kigali Genocide Memorial

The first ever Ubumuntu Arts festival, a two-day event at the Amphitheatre of the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, starts tomorrow – with participants drawn from Rwanda and another dozen countries around the World.

Inspired by and created for the sake of humanity, the festival slogan is, “I am because you are, you are […]

July 10th, 2015|Memorial|0 Comments

How South Sudanese peace-builders are finding inspiration in Rwanda

Since December 2013, South Sudan’s civil war has left 50,000 people dead and driven 1.5 million from their homes – so far with little sign of an end in sight. There are, however, some glimmers of hope for the future; elements among South Sudanese civil society who believe important foundations for long term peace can […]

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 […]

May 18th, 2015|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments