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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 […]

Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts Kwibuka 24

April 7th, 2018|

The Kigali Genocide Memorial today hosted the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In an event attended by more than 300 guests including survivors and international dignitaries, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at mass graves where over 250,000 victims of the genocide have their final resting place. He […]

Genocide survivor thanks UK businesses building peace in the heart of Africa

February 28th, 2018|

On 27th and 28th February, Rwandan genocide survivor and educationalist Freddy Mutanguha is visiting Nottingham and Manchester to thank local property managers for helping save lives in the heart of Africa through their partnership with the White Rose recycled fashion stores. Clothing banks to collect donations from the public are hosted for White Rose at properties across […]

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 […]