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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 […]

Aegis equips parents with skills for informal peace education

October 20th, 2017|

Rwandan parents are being equipped to play an active role in informal peace education as part of the Aegis Trust’s Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR), a programme designed to improve the delivery of peace and values education and support its implementation as part of the newly adopted national schools curriculum. During September , […]

Can peace-building education build resilience against identity based violence and mass atrocities?

October 17th, 2017|

Can large-scale violence be prevented in communities at risk through education involving direct engagement of survivors of past atrocities? UK-based Aegis Trust shares lessons learned and progress in seeking to measure impact of peace education work.

At the UCL Institute of Education on Thursday night, Mariana Goetz – Head of Programmes & Learning at the Aegis […]

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, […]