MISSION & VISION
Genocide tears apart families, communities and societies. It takes decades of reconciliation, peace- building and support to repair the damage done, and constant vigilance to ensure it does not happen again.
The Aegis Trust has a clear mission – to work towards the prediction, prevention and ultimate elimination of genocide. We do this primarily through research, education and the dissemination of information and advice.
Our vision is of a world without genocide or mass atrocities.
We aim to make our vision a reality by:
Helping survivors to rebuild their lives
Honouring the memory of victims of genocide
Building long-term peace in post-genocide societies
Documenting the experiences of survivors, perpetrators and rescuers
Confronting the prejudice and beliefs that lead to genocide
Providing evidence-based policy advice to decision-makers
Conducting research in places where genocide is a threat
Making the voices of those at risk heard
Our genocide prevention model has three phases.
Aegis treats genocide as a public health issue with three phases:
Phase One: Primary Prevention
Research, remembrance and learning about the past, creating community resilience against the risk of genocide in the future
Phase Two: Secondary Prevention
Evidence-based campaigns to stop mass atrocities in the present
Phase Three: Tertiary prevention
Supporting survivors and communities to rebuild when genocide is past