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Rwanda to Host Conference on “Incitement and Dehumanization as Precursors to Genocide and Crimes against Humanity”

In April 2019, Rwandans remembered the victims of the the genocide 25 years ago

The Aegis Trust, the Embassy of Israel in Kigali and B’nai B’rith International have joined to convene an important and timely conference “Incitement and Dehumanization as Precursors to Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity”. 

The conference will take place at the Kigali Marriott Hotel on Monday, February 3 2020.

This international event – bringing together preeminent officials, scholars, activists and survivors, from and outside Rwanda – marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda as well as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, signalling the final chapter of the Holocaust. 

Participants will examine forms of indoctrination to hatred, fanaticism and violence that have historically led to mass atrocity, as well as relevant contemporary challenges and some approaches to trauma and future prevention.

B’nai B’rith International, headquartered in Washington but present in some 50 countries, is the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish communal, humanitarian and advocacy organization, founded 176 years ago. Dedicated to the values and wellbeing of the Jewish people, to building intercommunal bridges and to serving people of all backgrounds, B’nai B’rith is distinguished by its pioneering and dynamic role at the United Nations, where it has maintained accredited representation globally since the time of the world body’s very founding.

 Born from the work of the UK National Holocaust Centre and responsible for the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Aegis Trust is an international organization working to prevent genocide and mass atrocities. Aegis counters the potential for identity-based violence and extremism through education.

It builds long-term peace and saves lives by helping divided communities move from mindsets of mistrust to shared responsibility for peace and stability.

Ange de la Victoire DUSABEMUNGU


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