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CNLG and the Aegis Trust strengthen Rwandan partnerships with UK National Holocaust Centre

September 21st, 2017|

Dr Jean Damascène Bizimana, Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) last week visited the UK National Holocaust Centre with Aegis colleagues Yves Kamuronsi (Country Director) and Felix Ndahinda (Director of Aegis’ Research, Policy & Higher Education Programme).

The visit was part of a three-day symposium in London on Digital Archives, […]

Friends climb Snowdon for Aegis

September 19th, 2017|

Mansfield teenagers Sam Barker and James Parkinson have just climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to raise funds for the Aegis Trust’s peace-building work in Rwanda and the Central African Republic. Between them, the friends raised a fantastic £275 – and enjoyed some glorious late summer weather in the process!
“Sam and James made a […]

Atrocity prevention a key question for this Parliament, say MPs and field experts

September 15th, 2017|

With humanitarian crises worsening around the World, atrocity prevention should be a foreign policy priority for the UK – which has the potential to make a much greater difference. So say MPs and field experts who met in the Palace of Westminster on 11 September to discuss ‘Global Britain: the UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention […]

Genocide charities condemn ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

September 11th, 2017|

Leading UK genocide charities the Aegis Trust, Remembering Srebrenica, the National Holocaust Centre and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association have come together to collectively condemn the violence being carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The tragic and shameful treatment of Rohingya Muslims, often described as the most persecuted minority in the world, has escalated into […]

Aegis launches Genocide Research Hub in Rwanda

September 7th, 2017|

A community of researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners from different corners of Rwanda gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial for the official launch of the Genocide Research Hub today, an online platform that aims to contribute to building a knowledge society around genocide prevention and peacebuilding policy and practice in Rwanda.

Gisele Iradukunda, Knowledge Exchange Officer […]

Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit

August 10th, 2017|

Having newly reconstituted for the 2017 Parliament, the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is holding an event at the start of the new parliamentary session by invitation (details below). If you would like an invitation for the event, please email appg@aegistrust.org.
Panel Discussion:
• Alison McGovern, MP & Tom Tugendhat, MP – The […]

APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017

July 20th, 2017|

Minutes of Inaugural Meeting 19 July 2017. 11.00

Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative) and Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) continue to serve as Co-Chairs of the APPG.

The Group name was amended to “APPG on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity”. Current aims of the group were confirmed, as well as its thematic […]

A Tribute to Jacqueline Uwantege

July 3rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust is deeply saddened that Jacqueline Uwantege, our Psychological Support Officer in Rwanda, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Jacqueline provided immense support to the Kigali Genocide Memorial when it first opened in 2004 and officially began working at the memorial in 2008. Affectionately known as Mama Jacky, she provided counselling […]

Peace Education Colloquium Report

June 14th, 2017|

A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education. The Colloquium report has now been published.
You can download it here: 
Building Resilience to Genocide through Peace […]

Rwanda genocide commemoration: British High Commission and Aegis Trust

April 18th, 2017|

On 12 April at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the British High Commission and Aegis Trust commemorated the Genocide against the Tutsi. The UK Government was represented by the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, William Gelling, the Head of DFID Rwanda, Sally Waples, and staff from the British High Commission and British Council. The Aegis Trust […]