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Rwandan schools set to receive new textbooks for genocide, peace studies

The new teaching and learning materials fit under the newly revised Competency-Based Curriculum and are expected to help build more peaceful school environment, families, communities and country in general. The books will help teachers to prepare lessons that equip students with critical thinking skills. This will prevent any circumstances that could trigger conflict or lead to atrocities.

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Peace Education in Rwandan Secondary Schools: Coping With Contradictory Messages

This research paper explores how peace education in Rwandan secondary schools has faced challenges linked with the content of the programme, its implementers, and the environment in which it has to evolve. Students and teachers demonstrated three possible responses: they accepted the contradictory messages, rejected them, or, in a large number of the cases, articulated an inability to make a clear-cut decision between the curriculum content and the other content contradictory to it.

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Peace Education: The Concept, Principles and Practices Around the World

A “must have” for all those thinking, planning, conducting, and studying peace education programs, it is intended for scholars, students, and researchers interested in peace and conflict resolution in higher education and volunteer and public organizations. Its cross-disciplinary approach will appeal to those in social and political psychology, communication, education, religion, political science, sociology, and philosophy.

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From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda

This book questions the conventional wisdom that education builds peace by exploring the ways in which ordinary schooling can contribute to intergroup conflict. Based on fieldwork and comparative historical analysis of Rwanda, it argues that from the colonial period to the genocide, schooling was a key instrument of the state in contributing to the construction, awareness, collectivization, and inequality of ethnic groups in Rwanda.

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How Rwanda is teaching peace education through Ubumuntu conversations

Throughout the year, Aegis Trust organizes various events to educate the public and visitors from around the world about the genocide and what they can do to help prevent such atrocities in the future. Among their peacebuilding initiatives are the Ubumuntu Conversations held at the memorial’s peace school during the last week of July 2018. Ubumuntu is to be humane: to genuinely care about others, to be generous and kind, to show empathy, to be sympathetic to the plight of others, and to recognize the humanity of others.

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How firm is implementation of peace education?

Three years ago, the government of Rwanda initiated peace studies in the curriculum. This was done with an aim of looking at how best peace can be integrated into humanity courses like history, religion, social studies, among others, which in the end would facilitate the prevention of conflict and peacebuilding.

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Peace education: making the case

The report makes the case for a multi-layered approach to peace education which requires a cohesive, coordinated strategy for peace education as a peacebuilding and conflict prevention tool across relevant EU internal and external policies and programmes. It also reviews definitions of peace education and provides a brief history of peace education.

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Strengthening citizen participation around sensitive issues in order to prevent conflicts in the Great Lakes region: The role and place of women in mediation in Gisagara District, Rwanda

This report is on a case study that investigates the evolution of the role and place of women in land mediation in Gisagara District, Southern Province of Rwanda since the implementation of the project. This District was chosen to represent Abunzi in Gisagara who had received two rounds of trainings by Search for Common Ground and thus, started applying the skills acquired in their mediation work. This report presents findings from the qualitative research conducted to highlight achievements in local mediation with an emphasis on the role of women.

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MP Bamporiki launches book on Genocide against the Tutsi

Edouard Bamporiki has been hailed for his role in the fight against genocide ideology through his book, “My Son, It Is A Long Story: Reflections of Genocide Perpetrators.” The book was launched in Kigali in an event that was graced by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, Sports and Culture minister Julienne Uwacu, as well as hundreds of people.

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Violence, Peace and Peace Research

The paper discusses the idea of peace basing on three principles: The term ‘peace’ shall be used for social goals at least verbally agreed to by many, if not necessarily by most; These social goals may be complex and difficult, but not impossible to attain; The statement peace is absence of violence shall be retained as valid.

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