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Parliamentary group calls for Westminster Holocaust memorial to include atrocity prevention centre

October 24th, 2017|

As the Government today announces the winner of the competition to design Britain’s new £50m national Holocaust Memorial, the Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity have warmly welcomed it, and called for it to incorporate an atrocity prevention centre.

“We’re delighted the Government has chosen to establish a […]

Aegis equips parents with skills for informal peace education

October 20th, 2017|

Rwandan parents are being equipped to play an active role in informal peace education as part of the Aegis Trust’s Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR), a programme designed to improve the delivery of peace and values education and support its implementation as part of the newly adopted national schools curriculum. During September , […]

Can peace-building education build resilience against identity based violence and mass atrocities?

October 17th, 2017|

Can large-scale violence be prevented in communities at risk through education involving direct engagement of survivors of past atrocities? UK-based Aegis Trust shares lessons learned and progress in seeking to measure impact of peace education work.

At the UCL Institute of Education on Thursday night, Mariana Goetz – Head of Programmes & Learning at the Aegis […]

CNLG and the Aegis Trust strengthen Rwandan partnerships with UK National Holocaust Centre

September 21st, 2017|

Dr Jean Damascène Bizimana, Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) last week visited the UK National Holocaust Centre with Aegis colleagues Yves Kamuronsi (Country Director) and Felix Ndahinda (Director of Aegis’ Research, Policy & Higher Education Programme).

The visit was part of a three-day symposium in London on Digital Archives, […]

Friends climb Snowdon for Aegis

September 19th, 2017|

Mansfield teenagers Sam Barker and James Parkinson have just climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to raise funds for the Aegis Trust’s peace-building work in Rwanda and the Central African Republic. Between them, the friends raised a fantastic £275 – and enjoyed some glorious late summer weather in the process!
“Sam and James made a […]

Atrocity prevention a key question for this Parliament, say MPs and field experts

September 15th, 2017|

With humanitarian crises worsening around the World, atrocity prevention should be a foreign policy priority for the UK – which has the potential to make a much greater difference. So say MPs and field experts who met in the Palace of Westminster on 11 September to discuss ‘Global Britain: the UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention […]

Genocide charities condemn ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

September 11th, 2017|

Leading UK genocide charities the Aegis Trust, Remembering Srebrenica, the National Holocaust Centre and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association have come together to collectively condemn the violence being carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The tragic and shameful treatment of Rohingya Muslims, often described as the most persecuted minority in the world, has escalated into […]

Aegis launches Genocide Research Hub in Rwanda

September 7th, 2017|

A community of researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners from different corners of Rwanda gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial for the official launch of the Genocide Research Hub today, an online platform that aims to contribute to building a knowledge society around genocide prevention and peacebuilding policy and practice in Rwanda.

Gisele Iradukunda, Knowledge Exchange Officer […]

Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit

August 10th, 2017|

Having newly reconstituted for the 2017 Parliament, the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is holding an event at the start of the new parliamentary session by invitation (details below). If you would like an invitation for the event, please email appg@aegistrust.org.
Panel Discussion:
• Alison McGovern, MP & Tom Tugendhat, MP – The […]

APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017

July 20th, 2017|

Minutes of Inaugural Meeting 19 July 2017. 11.00

Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative) and Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) continue to serve as Co-Chairs of the APPG.

The Group name was amended to “APPG on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity”. Current aims of the group were confirmed, as well as its thematic […]