Barbados PM Mia Mottley visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2022-11-11T14:08:09+00:00November 11th, 2022|Memorial|

The Aegis Trust welcomed Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados at the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, where she came to pay respects to the more than one million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Accompanied by Rwanda’s Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement, Hon. Dr Bizimana Jean Damascene together with Rwanda's Minister of ICT & [...]

Aegis hosts ‘Talk to a Friend’ – a special event on mental health in Rwanda

2022-11-04T11:14:47+00:00November 4th, 2022|Outreach|

Through September, the Aegis Trust marked Suicide Prevention Month in Rwanda by engaging the public in a series of social media conversations addressing mental health and suicide prevention. The legacy of the Genocide against the Tutsi remains a big factor in mental health issues in Rwanda, and addressing it has to go hand in hand [...]

Countess of Wessex visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2022-11-23T08:50:54+00:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|

On 5th October, Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial accompanied by Lord Tariq Ahmad to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. They were guided through the Memorial’s permanent exhibitions, and laid wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the genocide [...]

Rwanda Peace Partnership launched at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2022-09-30T23:07:31+01:00September 30th, 2022|Peace education|

The Aegis Trust, Interpeace and Never Again Rwanda today came together at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to launch the Rwanda Peace Partnership. Supported by Sida, Sweden’s Government Agency for Development Cooperation, this collaborative framework will help deliver complementary programmes for a peaceful, cohesive and inclusive Rwandan society. The launch of this unique partnership was themed under [...]

Aegis marks International Peace Day 2022

2022-09-27T10:41:32+01:00September 21st, 2022|Uncategorised|

The Aegis Trust has joined colleagues and partners around the World in marking International Peace Day 2022 – the theme for which is ‘End Racism. Build Peace.’ In the words of the UN Secretary General; “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and the everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver [...]

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II – a champion of peace

2022-09-09T16:16:15+01:00September 9th, 2022|Comment|

The Aegis Trust's Chief Executive Dr James Smith and Executive Director Freddy Mutanguha have today released the following statement: Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, on behalf of all at the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial, we wish to express deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the whole Royal Family. [...]

Prince Harry visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2022-11-23T08:33:58+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Memorial|

Prince Harry has visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay his respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which a million people were murdered simply because of their identity. Going to the Memorial during his recent visit to Rwanda, the Prince was guided through permanent exhibitions which document the genocide [...]

Srebrenica 27: why education and the Genocide Memorial are ‘beyond crucial’

2022-07-08T17:51:25+01:00July 8th, 2022|Outreach|   In a deeply moving interview with Aegis CEO Dr James Smith for Episode 4 of the Aegis Trust’s ‘Peace at Risk in Bosnia’ podcast ( – released today on the eve of commemorations marking 27 years since the genocide at Srebrenica, with extracts in the video above – survivor Hasan Hasanović uses [...]

CHOGM 2022 – Commonwealth leaders visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2022-11-25T17:24:26+00:00June 30th, 2022|Memorial|

From 20 to 25 June, leaders of more than fifty Commonwealth nations from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Europe gathered in Rwanda for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 - with many choosing to visit and pay their respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. At the mass graves where 250,000 victims [...]

Marina Helen Smith – A Life of Service to Humanity

2022-07-16T19:12:01+01:00June 27th, 2022|Memorial|

Marina Smith MBE, co-founder of the UK National Holocaust Centre and Museum – the birthplace of the Aegis Trust for genocide prevention – has passed away on June 26th 2022 at the age of 87 following a short illness and an extraordinary life of service to humanity. Born in Kolkata, India, on November 16th 1934, Marina moved [...]