Female policy-makers from Nigeria train with Aegis on Peace and Values Education

2023-05-26T15:48:34+01:00May 24th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|

A delegation of Nigerian women involved in national policy-making visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 22 May to pay respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi and participate in a one-day workshop with Aegis on Peace and Values Education. The delegation was taking part in a 5-day study tour of Rwanda for [...]

Wharton students learn from Rwanda’s journey

2023-05-26T15:43:38+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Peace education|

On 22nd May 2023, a group of students from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in the US visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The students were taking part in Wharton School’s intensive short course, ‘Conflict, Leadership and Change, Lessons from Rwanda’, which runs a visit to Rwanda annually. Their visit started with [...]

Rwandan parents learn how to build peace in the home

2023-05-26T15:39:53+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Peace education|

Since launching at the end of 2021, the Aegis Trust’s ASPIRE programme (‘Action for Sustainable Peace, Inclusion, Rights and Equality’) has run a small number of workshops each year designed specifically to help parents take the principles of Peace and Values Education out of the classroom and into the home. For decision-makers and community influencers [...]

Africa Leadership Initiative Fellows train with Aegis on Peace Education

2023-06-07T14:49:18+01:00May 10th, 2023|Outreach|

A delegation of around a hundred fellows at the prestigious Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 5th May to commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi and take part in a workshop with Aegis on Peace and Values Education. Fellows at the ALI are successful business entrepreneurs and leaders within government and [...]

Bimbo welcomes peace education

2023-05-26T15:30:40+01:00April 21st, 2023|Central African Republic|

Bimbo commune in the south of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, witnessed some of the fiercest fighting during the post-election crisis of 2021 when rebels of the CPC (Coalition des Patriotes pour le Change) tried to push through the area into the city before being forced back by Government troops. The conflict took [...]

Kwibuka 29 observed at Kigali Genocide Memorial

2023-04-07T21:19:05+01:00April 7th, 2023|Memorial|

Today, April 7th, the start of Kwibuka 29 was marked at the Kigali Genocide Memorial as the President and First Lady of Rwanda lit the flame of remembrance which will burn for the next 100 days, recalling the 100 days of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 in which a million people [...]

Hate Radio: award-winning co-production returns for Kwibuka 29

2023-04-07T10:28:10+01:00April 6th, 2023|Uncategorised|

A new production of the award-winning play ‘Hate Radio’ by acclaimed Swiss theatre director Milo Rau is to be staged at the Battersea Arts Centre in London this April during Kwibuka 29 - the 29th commemoration period marking the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Running from 19th to 22nd April, the intensively researched [...]

Central African Republic: leveraging cultural week for peacebuilding

2023-04-07T09:30:29+01:00March 15th, 2023|Uncategorised|

Cultural Week in the Central African Republic provided the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding team in Bangui with an  opportunity to leverage engagement in cultural activities to deliver peace and values education, formally and informally. Between February 13th and 18th, the team delivered three peacebuilding programmes. In the first, hundreds of community leaders took part in a [...]

Kim Simon: a legacy of testimony and learning

2023-03-02T07:29:05+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Uncategorised|

Kim Simon - formerly Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation - has passed away following a battle with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative disease. “We are heartbroken that Kim Simon is no longer with us,” says Aegis CEO Dr James Smith. “Kim was a dedicated and brilliant partner and colleague of the Aegis [...]

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 [...]