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 - - 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: Every dime raised [...]

Honour for diplomat who paved Cambodia’s road to peace

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00March 6th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|

Twenty years ago today, on March 6th 1999, Ta Mok – the last commander of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia – surrendered. It marked the culmination of a strategy developed by then US Ambassador Kenneth Quinn to eradicate the guerrilla movement, which he had compared to the Nazis in early warnings sent to Washington [...]

Aegis Trust to partner with Civility Experts Worldwide

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00February 7th, 2019|Peace education|

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a global partnership with Civility Experts Worldwide. This partnership will draw upon the peace and values curricula and educational expertise that Aegis has developed and will be used in a new program called Leading with Humanity, developed by Civility Experts Inc. Civility Experts Worldwide is led by CEO Lew [...]

Honour for diplomat who confronted genocide

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00February 4th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|

The Steven Krulis Champion of Humanity Distinguished Service Award recognises those who have contributed significantly to the prevention of genocide and to promoting values of humanity. Originally called the Aegis Award, it has been given only once before – to L Gen Romeo Dallaire of Canada in 2002. The Award will be presented to Ambassador [...]

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

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00December 9th, 2018|Policy & Advocacy|

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 [...]

Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 19th, 2018|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|

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 [...]