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70 years after UN Genocide Convention, survivors call for justice in the UK

December 9th, 2018|

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN General Assembly on this day seventy years ago.

However, despite the success of a campaign led by the Aegis Trust nine years ago to close legal loopholes on genocide suspects living in the UK, there has yet to be […]

Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

November 19th, 2018|

Ambassador Helena Rietz, now Head of the Africa Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign affairs, today expressed Stockholm’s pride in the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding education work in Rwanda – for which the Swedish Government has provided significant support. 
Ambassador Rietz was visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the second time. Having previously visited […]

Aegis Award for diplomat who helped eradicate the Khmer Rouge

November 16th, 2018|

On the day that leaders of the Khmer Rouge have finally been found guilty of genocide, the Aegis Trust is pleased to announce an award for the American diplomat who warned of their threat in advance, assisted their victims, and ultimately helped drive the Khmer Rouge from Cambodia.

The Aegis Trust will honour Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, […]

A call for proposals by Rwandan researchers

November 14th, 2018|

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its programme on Research, Higher Education and Policy, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

The commissioned policy briefs are intended to contribute to knowledge-sharing through dissemination of high quality research; produced by Rwandan researchers to a wide […]

Aegis launches exhibition with UNITAR in Geneva

September 25th, 2018|

At the Palais des Nations, the UN’s Geneva headquarters, the Aegis Trust yesterday launched a new exhibition in partnership with UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Titled ‘Education for Peace: Preventing Genocide at its roots’, the exhibition considers how humanity can be eroded in a society to the point of mass atrocities. It […]

Aegis presents Rwanda Education Board with new resources

August 7th, 2018|

The Aegis Trust will officially hand over new Peace and Values Education Teaching and Learning materials (Teacher Guidebook and Model Lesson Plans book) to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School today.

The materials were developed by the Aegis Trust following an MoU with REB after integration of Peace and Values […]

Holocaust denial: action plan for Facebook

August 7th, 2018|

The leaders of 25 organisations involved in Holocaust and genocide education have today written an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg calling on the Facebook CEO not to allow “complete and utter falsehoods about the Holocaust, and about the Jewish people, to go systematically unchecked.”

Referring to this story in The Times of London, July 27th 2018, they […]

London conference explores Rwandan perspectives on post-conflict reconstruction

June 4th, 2018|

A two-day conference at King’s College London, 30-31 May, is set to explore ‘Rwandan Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Sustainable Peace: Enhancing Research, Influencing Policy’.

Co-hosted by the Aegis Trust, the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, the conference brings Rwandan researchers funded through […]

“A unique event”: Rwanda London conference reaction

June 4th, 2018|

Scholars and practitioners from the UK and Rwanda have spoken warmly about the impact of the two-day conference which concluded at King’s College London on 31 May. Entitled ‘Rwandan Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Sustainable Peace: Enhancing Research, Influencing Policy’ and attended by more than 200 people, it was co-hosted by the Aegis Trust, the […]

Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

April 16th, 2018|

On 13th April 2018, Aegis Trust was honoured to receive the second edition of the Raphael Lemkin International Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to fighting genocide and other mass atrocities, in particular by educating the young generation in Rwanda through its Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda programme, and commemorating and honouring the victims […]