London conference explores Rwandan perspectives on post-conflict reconstruction

2018-06-04T22:09:29+01:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorised|

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 [...]

“A unique event”: Rwanda London conference reaction

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorised| 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 [...]

Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

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

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

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00April 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|

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

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00February 28th, 2018|Enterprise|

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

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00January 23rd, 2018|APPG Genocide Prevention|

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

2018-06-04T23:18:44+01:00January 20th, 2018|Peace education|

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 [...]

NGOs Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost for CAR

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 15th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|

(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 [...]

Aegis Patron Bob Geldof refuses to share honour with Aung San Suu Kyi

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 13th, 2017|Policy & Advocacy|

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 [...]

Speech of the Swedish Ambassador to Rwanda, Honorable Jenny Ohlsson at the launch of Karongi Peace School

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Peace education, Speeches|

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 [...]