Breaking mental health stigma: ‘Safe Mind’ Youth Conference

On 26 October, the Aegis Trust partnered in convening the 'Safe Mind' Youth Conference at the African Leadership University (ALU) with Solid Minds, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the ALU and various youth-led organizations. This event was dedicated to addressing pressing issues of mental health, alcohol dependence, and behavioral addictions which exert a profound influence [...]

2023-11-10T07:17:00+00:00October 30th, 2023|Students, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis offers grants to Rwandan researchers 

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a third call for proposals by Rwandan researchers as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education programme. The programme supports Rwandan researchers to develop policy-relevant academic papers and associated policy briefs on a range of topics related to genocide prevention and peace building. The research grants are [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00November 1st, 2016|Rebuilding, Research, Students|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 [...]

2016-01-29T12:14:00+00:00January 29th, 2016|Memorial, Students|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 [...]

2015-12-17T12:38:22+00:00December 17th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|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 [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00November 13th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

Aegis Trust national arts exhibition concludes in Kayonza

Hundreds of young people have come together in Kayonza in Rwanda’s Eastern Province for the closing of the Aegis Trust national arts exhibition. The students from secondary schools in the area joined community leaders to view an educative exhibition that included paintings, photographs, drawings and videos. The artwork was produced by young Rwandans with the [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00August 28th, 2015|Peace education, Students|0 Comments

Call for applications for the Aegis Trust’s Rwanda Short Course

Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) Department invites academics, teachers, trainers, policymakers and practitioners to apply for a short course on “Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Actors, Causes and Responses to Violence”.     Taking place 20-31 July 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda, the course is convened by Dr Phil Clark, head of the RPHE [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00May 1st, 2015|Students|0 Comments

US anti-genocide movement STAND merges with the Aegis Trust

STAND, the US-based student movement to end mass atrocities, is merging with the Aegis Trust as the US branch of the Aegis Youth Department. Founded in 2003 by a group of Georgetown students, over the following years STAND chapters sprang up at schools and colleges across the USA. Originally an acronym for ‘Students Taking Action [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 9th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

Aegis launches Research, Policy & Higher Education programme in Kigali

The Aegis Trust today launched its newly created Research, Policy & Higher Education Department (RPHE) at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali. The RPHE is supported by the UK’s Department for International Development under the Genocide, Research and Reconciliation Programme. The goal of the department is to inform policy and practice on peacebuilding and genocide prevention in Rwanda [...]

‘Action for CAR’ campaigners meet UK MPs

On the 23 February a delegation from the Action for CAR Campaign ( visited Parliament. The campaigners met with Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose who founded and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Stephen Twigg MP, who chairs the APPG for the Prevention of [...]