Young people acquire skills and knowledge on Peace and Values Education

2023-02-23T11:38:11+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Uncategorised|

A three-day Youth Champions workshop on Peace and Values Education was held by Aegis at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the first week of February, bringing together 25 young people from Kigali and its surroundings. They acquired knowledge about the path to violence, the path to peace, advocacy, being an upstander, leadership, project development, gender [...]

BAFTA-nominated film inspired by Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-02-23T13:33:06+00:00February 15th, 2023|Memorial|

Jo Ingabire’s BAFTA-nominated short BAZIGAGA is a fictional drama about a pastor and his daughter seeking refuge with a traditional healer during the Genocide against the Tutsi, which Jo herself survived as a young child. Bazigaga, the eponymous heroine, keeps the Interahamwe militia from her door by playing on their superstitions that she may be [...]

Central African Republic: building peace amid conflict

2023-02-10T08:48:19+00:00February 10th, 2023|Peace education|

“Peace is really important, isn’t it? If there’s no peace, we can’t come to school. That’s why the team from Aegis came to educate us.” It’s a hot day in late January as the Principal of Lycée Barthélémy Boganda, a school in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, addresses 2,000 students about to take [...]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-02-23T12:04:10+00:00January 27th, 2023|Memorial| Today, on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, dignitaries and survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to commemorate the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, to honour all victims of Nazi persecution, and to remember all whose lives have been destroyed through genocide [...]

A conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-02-23T12:06:40+00:00January 26th, 2023|Uncategorised|

James Smith, CEO Aegis Trust On the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Rwandan students gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to take part in a conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish, listening to his testimony and asking questions about his experience (click here to watch the full conversation). Emil was welcomed by [...]

Aegis co-production ‘Getting Away with Murder(s)’ reaches global audience on Holocaust Memorial Day

2023-01-26T13:57:59+00:00January 26th, 2023|Outreach|

99% of the people who committed murders in the Holocaust were never prosecuted or even questioned. Why? David Wilkinson’s critically acclaimed feature documentary ’Getting Away with Murder(s)’, a co-production with the Aegis Trust, digs deep to find the answers. Recently featured in The Times of Israel and the Jewish Chronicle, it will be broadcast on [...]

Rwanda: national dialogue on post-genocide identity

2023-02-23T11:34:12+00:00January 18th, 2023|Peace education|

On 17 January, Aegis hosted Rwanda’s first national research-based dialogue at the Kigali Genocide Memorial on the theme ‘Post-genocide identity perspectives in Rwanda’. Staged as part of the Action for Sustainable Peace, Inclusion, Rights & Equality (ASPIRE) programme, the dialogue enabled researchers who are studying peacebuilding and genocide prevention to share their evidence-based findings and [...]

Rwandan High Commissioner visits UK birthplace of Aegis Trust

2023-01-25T13:41:14+00:00January 17th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|

Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK, Johnston Busingye last week visited the UK National Holocaust Centre - birthplace of the Aegis Trust, which collaborated with Rwandan authorities to establish the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting-place for 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in 2004. Aegis Trust continues to run the Memorial [...]

Peacebuilding: a gift for the Central African Republic

2022-12-14T10:29:42+00:00December 14th, 2022|Peace education|   In the video above, Aegis CEO Dr James Smith introduces ‘Reverse the Ramraid’ - a campaign you can support to save lives through peace education with the Aegis Trust in the Central African Republic. Aegis CEO Dr James Smith will run in the Newark Showground Christmas Challenge 2022 to raise funds [...]

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 & [...]