When people are murdered because of their identity, the perpetrators are not only killing the individuals involved. Their actions send a message that the lives of their victims had no value and should be forgotten. Remembering is therefore important not only to learn from what happened, but also to honour the humanity of the victims and to acknowledge that their loss is a tragedy for us all.
Over 250 million people – men, women and children – have died through state-sponsored mass murder since 1900. This page introduces just some of those instances. Aegis exists because it doesn’t have to be this way. Genocide IS preventable – and you can help us to make it so.