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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geneva conference explores progress in genocide prevention

December 15th, 2017|

Diplomats, NGOs, lawyers, historians and researchers met at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 14 December 2017 to take part in a discussion, “The Duty to Honour Victims by Preventing & Punishing Genocide”. Co-hosted by NPWJ (No Peace Without Justice) with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN and Collectif […]

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, […]