Policy & Advocacy

Aegis Students campaign for UN veto restraint on response to mass atrocities

On December 13, the Aegis’ UK Youth Department hosted this year’s National Campaign Conference. Dozens of participants from seven different universities met to share ideas, coordinate activities and develop a final strategy for the campaign on UN veto restraint.

The campaign will call for the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (P5) to restrain their […]

December 17th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

Genocide Prevention Advisory Network meets in Switzerland

At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs the GPANet – Genocide Prevention Advisory Network – held its annual meeting in Geneva from November 30th to December 2nd.
The purpose of the GPANet is to provide scientifically based risk assessments, analysis of mass atrocities, and advice to all interested parties, including academic bodies, […]

December 14th, 2015|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis helps Rwandan researchers communicate findings more widely

The Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education Programme (RPHE) organised a capacity-building workshop for Rwandan researchers from November 26th to 27th. Focussed on publishing strategies and connecting research to policy and media, it was the second event of its kind held by the Programme.

Hosted at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the workshop gave participants an […]

December 7th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Research|0 Comments

Statement on Papal visit to Central African Republic

The Aegis Trust warmly welcomes the Pope to the Central African Republic, where we are working for the cause of peace with civil society organisations, the Government and faith leaders including Imam Omar Kobine Layama, president of the Central African Islamic Community; Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, president of the Evangelical Alliance, and Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]

November 29th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

International responsibility for protection of citizens in Burundi

13 Nov 2015 – A statement from the Aegis Trust and STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities

The world is watching with concern as tensions escalate in Burundi, yet response to the crisis has thus far been limited in coordination and effectiveness. Since President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term […]

November 13th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

CAR crisis eyewitness: “We need to disarm hearts and minds.”

On 26 September 2015, renewed violence erupted in the Central African Republic involving clashes between Anti-Balaka and Seleka, and rival militia attacks on both Muslim and Christian civilians. Evacuated to Rwanda a week later, the Aegis Trust’s representative in CAR, Alain Lazaret, is an eyewitness. He was living near PK5 in Bangui, in the heart […]

October 13th, 2015|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|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 […]

Former UN Sudan chief urges South African arrest of Bashir

With Sudanese President Omar Bashir prevented from leaving South Africa pending a judicial decision on his possible arrest and handover to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face genocide charges, former UN Sudan chief Dr Mukesh Kapila – who blew the whistle on the Darfur crisis in 2004 – says it’s time for justice to […]

June 15th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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 […]

May 28th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|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 […]

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