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Holocaust Survivors join MPs in call for Atrocity Prevention Centre at new Memorial

January 23rd, 2018|

Holocaust survivors have joined MPs in calling for an Atrocity Prevention Centre to be established at the Holocaust Memorial which will be built in the shadow of Parliament. Their call comes less than a week before Holocaust Memorial Day – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – when events are held across the UK […]

Aegis equips Rwandan teachers to be local peace ambassadors

January 20th, 2018|

Teachers of Umubano Primary School in Rwanda have acquired skills and knowledge on peace and values in training organised by Aegis Trust to help them in delivering the new competence-based curriculum.

Held at the Kigali Peace School during the week commencing 15 January, the three-day training programme introduced participants to the history of Rwanda, steps that […]

Geneva conference explores progress in genocide prevention

December 15th, 2017|

Diplomats, NGOs, lawyers, historians and researchers met at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 14 December 2017 to take part in a discussion, “The Duty to Honour Victims by Preventing & Punishing Genocide”. Co-hosted by NPWJ (No Peace Without Justice) with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN and Collectif […]

NGOs Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost for CAR

November 15th, 2017|

(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 the […]

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

November 13th, 2017|

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 High […]

Speech of the Swedish Ambassador to Rwanda, Honorable Jenny Ohlsson at the launch of Karongi Peace School

November 2nd, 2017|

I am truly honoured to be here today at the launch of Karongi Peace School. We started this journey with our partner Aegis Trust in 2013, when Sweden agreed to fully fund the Rwanda Peace Education Programme. It has been identified that there was a lack of understanding amongst students and teachers like about the […]

Aegis launches Karongi Peace School, a Resource Centre for Peace Education in Rwanda

November 2nd, 2017|

Aegis Trust and partners yesterday launched Karongi Peace School, a resource centre for peace education in the Western Province of Rwanda. The Karongi Peace School is a centre dedicated for training and events on peace education for formal Educators (teachers), informal Educators (parents), Youth and other community members, as well as Decision-makers and Researchers.

Freddy Mutanguha, […]

Aegis announces 4th call for proposals by Rwandan researchers

October 25th, 2017|

The Aegis Trust is pleased to launch a fourth call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) programme funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The programme supports Rwandan researchers to develop policy-relevant academic papers and associated policy briefs on a range of topics related to […]

UK Holocaust memorial should examine white supremacist roots shared by Nazism and the transatlantic slave trade

October 24th, 2017|

Nazism and the transatlantic slave trade shared roots in white supremacism. Linking the UK’s new National Holocaust Memorial with the Buxton Memorial alongside it would help us understand and address this continuing threat, writes Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith in the New Statesman.

Parliamentary group calls for Westminster Holocaust memorial to include atrocity prevention centre

October 24th, 2017|

As the Government today announces the winner of the competition to design Britain’s new £50m national Holocaust Memorial, the Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity have warmly welcomed it, and called for it to incorporate an atrocity prevention centre.

“We’re delighted the Government has chosen to establish a […]