Faith over Fear: Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts 9th edition of Ubumuntu Arts Festival

2023-08-18T08:38:13+01:00July 18th, 2023|Memorial|

From 14th to 16th July, the Kigali Genocide Memorial hosted the 9th edition of the Ubumuntu Arts Festival under the theme ‘Believe: Faith over Fear’. Ubumuntu, meaning ‘Humanity’ in Kinyarwanda, embodies the essence of the festival. Through specially curated theatre, music and contemporary dance performances, artists from over 18 countries gathered at the Memorial Amphitheatre [...]

President of Hungary ‘deeply touched’ by Kigali Genocide Memorial visit

2023-08-04T05:33:34+01:00July 17th, 2023|Memorial|

On 16th July, Hungary’s President Katalin Novák visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The tour began with a laying of wreaths on the burial place where 250,000 victims of the genocide are laid to rest. President Novák was then guided through the museum, [...]

Malala Yousafzai: educate about genocides so we don’t repeat history

2023-08-04T05:27:28+01:00July 16th, 2023|Memorial|

On 15th July, the Aegis Trust hosted education activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Starting her visit with a short film detailing the Memorial’s history and its significance to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Malala then laid a wreath at the burial place where 250,000 [...]

Aegis partners international conference on peace education in an era of crisis

2023-08-25T18:07:07+01:00July 14th, 2023|Peace education|

A conference organized by Kent University and the University of Rwanda in partnership with the Aegis Trust, Peace Education in an Era of Crisis: State of the Art, Issues, Strategies, and Perspectives was held in Kigali from 11th to 13th July. The conference brought researchers and practitioners together to engage in mutual discussion, learning and reflection [...]

Promoting Positive Masculinities – a contribution to peace in Rwanda

2023-06-29T11:52:30+01:00June 29th, 2023|Peace education|

This week representatives of Civil Society Organizations in Rwanda are being trained by the Aegis Trust on how to influence their core mission, vision and activities to positively encourage men and boys to enhance gender equality. Promoting positive forms of masculinity is an important contribution to a stable and peaceful future for Rwanda, helping to [...]

Zambia’s President Hichilema visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-06-27T14:02:49+01:00June 22nd, 2023|Memorial, Uncategorised|

At the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 21 June 2023, President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema together with his delegation of public and private sector officials paid respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The tour began with a laying of wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the [...]

Romesh Ranganathan visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-06-28T12:47:57+01:00June 18th, 2023|Memorial|

On 16th June, renowned British-Sri Lankan comedian and actor Romesh Ranganathan visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. He was guided through the Memorial’s permanent exhibitions, and laid a wreath at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the Genocide have their final [...]

Aegis statement on renewed mass atrocities in Darfur

2023-06-17T07:05:56+01:00June 17th, 2023|Uncategorised|

The Aegis Trust deplores the large-scale, systematic killing and persecution of non-Arab citizens in Darfur by the RSF Janjaweed militia since April 15th. Aegis notes the accelerating pace of violence against black Africans, especially Massaleit communities in Geneina and surrounding areas in West Darfur this week. The appalling abduction and assassination of Khamis Abakar, Governor [...]

Addressing mental health challenges in a post-genocide society

2023-06-29T15:22:37+01:00June 8th, 2023|Peace education|

In Rwanda, high rates of psychiatric illness are one of the continuing legacies of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Trauma not only remains in the generation which lived through it, but is transferred to following generations too. Aegis addresses this by conducting  workshops to improve literacy in mental health; providing psychotherapy support; encouraging people [...]

Jenny Ohlsson: an honour to be Chair

2023-06-02T19:25:17+01:00June 2nd, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|   On becoming Chair of the Aegis Trust Board of Trustees, Jenny Ohlsson, Sweden’s former Ambassador to Rwanda, has been interviewed at Aegis’ birthplace – the UK National Holocaust Centre. She takes over from business leader Peter Whittle, who has held the role for the past three years. “I actually heard about Aegis [...]