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Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

On 13th April 2018, Aegis Trust was honoured to receive the second edition of the Raphael Lemkin International Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to fighting genocide and other mass atrocities, in particular by educating the young generation in Rwanda through its Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda programme, and commemorating and honouring the victims [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00April 16th, 2018|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

NGOs Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost for CAR

(New York) - Today's unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and Invisible Children. The situation in [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 15th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Patron Bob Geldof refuses to share honour with Aung San Suu Kyi

Sir Bob Geldof, a founding patron of the Aegis Trust, has today handed back his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest that it continues to be held by Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite her government’s ongoing military campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Described by the UN [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 13th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Genocide charities condemn ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Leading UK genocide charities the Aegis Trust, Remembering Srebrenica, the National Holocaust Centre and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association have come together to collectively condemn the violence being carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The tragic and shameful treatment of Rohingya Muslims, often described as the most persecuted minority in the world, has escalated [...]

2017-09-11T13:24:20+01:00September 11th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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 [...]

Aegis and UK Aid assemble global experts for peace education conference in Rwanda

Over the next three days, the Aegis Trust is bringing together 100 local and international experts in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. The conference is funded by the UK Government (through the Department for International Development) and is part of the Aegis Trust’s decade-long work [...]

Aegis regional director receives peace award in the Hague

https://youtu.be/wQ6TTQP0IPc The Aegis Trust’s Regional Director in East Africa, Freddy Mutanguha, was honoured in the Hague on Monday at the inauguration of the Peace, Justice and Security Foundation, which aims to stimulate and support more inclusive public and institutional dialogue on these issues. At the gala, Mr Mutanguha was presented with the inaugural Peace, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00September 7th, 2016|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence. Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  What should have been a family celebration was instead an occasion of national grief: a moment in which many [...]

Former UN Sudan chief urges arrest of Bashir if he visits Uganda

According to reporting in Sudan’s media, the country’s president – Omar Bashir – is to pay an official two-day visit to Uganda this week for talks with Yoweri Museveni on relations between the two countries, set to follow Museveni’s inauguration on Thursday for his fifth term of office. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued [...]

2016-05-11T12:51:08+01:00May 11th, 2016|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

How lessons from Rwanda are saving lives in South Sudan

During a recent visit to the UK to speak at a conference in London, Nicholas Aru Maan – co-founder of the South Sudan Youth, Peace and Development Organisation (SSYPADO) paid a visit to the UK’s National Holocaust Centre, birthplace of the Aegis Trust, and gave an on-camera interview about the life-saving impact of partnership [...]