Aegis partners with Million Peacemakers for Peace and Humanity

2023-11-28T13:33:17+00:00November 28th, 2023|Peace education, Uncategorised|   In response to the explosion of hate and identity-based violence around the World, the Aegis Trust and Million Peacemakers have come together to launch the Global Partnership for Peace and Humanity. Leveraging the expertise and networks of both organisations, the partnership will establish peace institutes, train a million peace-builders and provide immediate [...]

Cuban Vice President visits Kigali Genocide Memorial 

2023-11-25T16:18:11+00:00November 21st, 2023|Memorial|

On 20 November, H.E. Salvador Antonio Valdés Mesa, the Vice President of Cuba visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and honoured the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Vice President Salvador began his visit by laying a wreath at the mass graves, holding a moment of silence at the final resting place of a [...]

Yahaya Nsengiyumva – a hero who risked his life to save others during Genocide against the Tutsi

2023-11-08T18:15:54+00:00November 8th, 2023|Memorial|

The whole team at the Aegis Trust has been greatly saddened by the passing of Yahaya Nsengiyumva, a father, friend and beacon of hope who risked his life to save others in the midst of the unimaginable horror of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Yahaya passed away and was laid to rest [...]

Supporting Rwanda’s journey from reconciliation to resilience

2023-11-25T15:58:50+00:00November 6th, 2023|Research|

Carrying the theme ‘Exploring Rwanda’s Journey from Reconciliation to Resilience’, the National Research Based Dialogue event organised by the Aegis Trust in the Kigali Community Peace Centre at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (and on X / Twitter Space) on 2nd November brought together young people, researchers and decision makers to unpack the importance of critical [...]

Breaking mental health stigma: ‘Safe Mind’ Youth Conference

2023-11-10T07:17:00+00:00October 30th, 2023|Students, Uncategorised|

On 26 October, the Aegis Trust partnered in convening the 'Safe Mind' Youth Conference at the African Leadership University (ALU) with Solid Minds, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the ALU and various youth-led organizations. This event was dedicated to addressing pressing issues of mental health, alcohol dependence, and behavioral addictions which exert a profound influence [...]

Teachers take part in Peace Ambassadors workshop at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-11-03T08:51:31+00:00October 20th, 2023|Peace education|

Over 30 teachers from schools around Kigali gathered on 18-19 October at the Kigali Genocide Memorial’s Community Peace Centre in a Peace Ambassadors follow-up workshop evaluating their progress following training designed to help them integrate Peace and Values Education across the curriculum. “Using the lessons we were given in the Peace and Values Education training, [...]

Humanity Needed to Defeat Terror in Gaza

2023-10-18T10:22:44+01:00October 18th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|

In this post (also published in the Jewish News), Aegis Trust Founder and UK National Holocaust Centre President Dr James Smith unpacks the genocidal nature of Hamas ideology, and why it needs a war with Israel in which Palestinian civilian deaths draw more support to its cause. He ends on a note of hope for [...]

What is it like to be a peace educator? Appolon Gahongayire reflects for World Teachers Day 2023 

2023-10-05T18:23:08+01:00October 5th, 2023|Peace education|

What is it like to be a peace educator? For World Teachers Day 2023, we sat down with Appolon Gahongayire, Education Manager at the Aegis Trust in Kigali, to find out.  What is Peace Education to you? Peace education, to me, is the process of imparting knowledge and skills to foster understanding, empathy, conflict resolution, and a commitment [...]

URI and Aegis Trust sign partnership agreement to work together to prevent genocides and mass atrocities

2023-10-05T14:26:51+01:00October 5th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|

The United Religions Initiative (URI) and Aegis Trust (Aegis) are deeply concerned about recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and several other places where urgent action is required to prevent genocidal violence. Against this backdrop, URI and Aegis announce today their partnership focused on countering mass violence and hate speech across Africa and beyond, aiming to [...]

Empowering Educators: Promoting Peace and Values Education for In-Service Teachers

2023-09-29T12:34:17+01:00September 21st, 2023|Peace education|

In an inspiring Aegis Trust training workshop 11-13 September, 32 dedicated in-service teachers hailing from different schools in Kigali and its vicinity gathered in the Kigali Community Peace Centre at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Their purpose: to embark on a transformative journey of Peace and Values Education. The three-day workshop was designed to equip teachers [...]