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Genocide survivors in Rwanda join 25th Srebrenica Genocide Commemoration

2020-07-10T18:46:56+01:00July 10th, 2020|Outreach|

https://youtu.be/N-eLpOrs50M On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica in Bosnia, survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda are among those who have marked the occasion at the Kigali Genocide Memorial by lighting candles, observing a minute’s silence, and recording a short video message for Bosnian survivors: [...]

Justice closer for Darfur with Ali Kushayb in ICC custody

2020-06-10T21:33:46+01:00June 10th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|

Wanted on 51 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, former Janjaweed commander Ali Kushayb is now in the custody of the International Criminal Court. According to an ICC statement, Kushayb voluntarily handed himself over in the Central African Republic. “Kushayb’s prosecution will be an important step towards justice for Darfur, especially [...]

Félicien Kabuga’s arrest welcomed by genocide survivors

2020-05-16T19:06:01+01:00May 16th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|

Today's arrest of Félicien Kabuga in Paris has been warmly welcomed by genocide survivors in Rwanda – and by genocide scholars internationally. One of the alleged architects of Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which a million people were murdered, Kabuga is accused of funding the import of arms and machetes used in the [...]

LIVE EVENT: join us 30 April in global vigil for peace

2020-04-30T09:27:58+01:00April 30th, 2020|Outreach|

Join us, Thursday 30 April, as #TogetherWeRemember. At 1.00pm in Rwanda (midday London, 7.00am New York) The Kigali Genocide Memorial, the UK's National Holocaust Centre and the Aegis Trust will take part with 50 other organisations and thousands of people from 20 countries around the World in a unique 24-hour global vigil marking the end [...]

The Aegis Trust needs YOU

2020-04-14T14:33:34+01:00April 14th, 2020|Fundraising|

Through peace education developed at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, Aegis changes communities and saves lives. In countries like the Central African Republic and South Sudan, it enables people to give up revenge, lay down weapons and champion humanity.  Today, like many parts of the world, Rwanda is in lockdown. So too are social [...]

Sudan may send Bashir to ICC: justice and peace closer for Darfur

2020-02-12T07:29:18+00:00February 12th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|

The Sudanese Government’s signal that it may send former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur has been warmly welcomed by survivors of mass atrocities in the region. “People are jubilant. We never thought this day would come; it’s unbelievable,” says [...]

Peacebuilding essential to counter climate-driven conflict

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00October 21st, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|

The Aegis Trust’s Chief Executive Dr James Smith and Executive Director Freddy Mutanguha were among the delegates taking part in this year’s Hunger Summit and World Food Prize symposium in Iowa. Bringing together over 1200 scientific experts, policy leaders and food industry executives from more than 65 countries, the symposium is organised by the World [...]

Online peace education platform launched in Rwanda

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00July 25th, 2019|Peace education|

An innovative new online peace education platform is set to be launched in Rwanda today. The Aegis Trust and the Rwanda Education Board will officially launch the Ubumuntu Digital Platform - www.ubumuntu.rw - at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School, 3:00pm local time this afternoon. Developed by Aegis to support delivery and expansion of its [...]

Rwanda inspires life-saving international campaign

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00June 9th, 2019|Fundraising, Uncategorised|

25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda’s national schools curriculum features a life-saving peace education programme developed by the Aegis Trust. Now White Rose, the recycled fashion chain supporting the Aegis Trust, is launching a campaign enabling the public to help export this programme to countries in crisis today: https://www.whiteroseshop.co.uk/fundraise Every dime raised [...]