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 [...]

World heritage site status welcomed at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-09-20T16:02:55+01:00September 20th, 2023|Memorial|

The Aegis Trust, which runs the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi on behalf of Rwanda’s Ministry of National Unity & Civic Engagement, has warmly welcomed designation of the Memorial as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee at its 45th session today, along with the genocide memorial sites at Nyamata, Murambi and Bisesero. [...]

Sweden’s former PM Stefan Löfven visits the Kigali Genocide Memorial 

2023-09-29T09:13:55+01:00September 5th, 2023|Memorial|

On 4th September, Sweden's former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay his respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.   To begin his visit at the memorial, he laid a wreath at the burial place where 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi are laid to rest.   [...]

Singer-songwriter Asa visits Kigali Genocide Memorial 

2023-09-29T09:05:24+01:00September 3rd, 2023|Memorial|

At the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 2nd September, Nigerian-French singer songwriter Asa 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 Genocide against the Tutsi have their final resting-place. This was followed by a guided tour of [...]