Policy & Advocacy

Hosted by Aegis, Central African leaders learn from peacebuilding in Rwanda

Initiated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a high level delegation from the Central African Republic (CAR) was hosted in Rwanda by the Aegis Trust and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission from 11-17 January 2016 to learn from peacebuilding and reconstruction efforts after the Genocide against the Tutsi. The 21-person delegation was led by Dr […]

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

Burundi crisis: time to support AU’s welcome leadership

19 Dec 2015 – A statement on the Burundi crisis from the Aegis Trust and STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities

Following the 13 November statement by Aegis Trust regarding the responsibility to protect civilians in Burundi, we agree with the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein that, in regard to the […]

December 19th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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