Our Community Champions speak about the friendships they have made through working together to build stronger communities and tackle hatred.
Christina Thomson writes about why she's taking on one of the toughest physical challenges in the UK to raise money for Remembering Srebrenica.
Remembering Srebrenica recognised the dedication of their Community Champions in London and the South East, as well as highlighting the diverse array of memorial events that took place in July with an Awards Dinner.
Bournemouth Borough Council's Sam Johnson shares his experiences of organising their event for Srebrenica Memorial Week.
Community Champions in Kirklees are reaching out to many different groups through going out and doing workshops to teach the lessons from Srebrenica.
Ruth Heyman reflects on the Shabbat service held at Newcastle Reform Synagogue this July.
A special memorial event was organised and hosted by members of the Ismaili Council this July, featuring survivor testimony, music and speeches on the lessons from Srebrenica.
We organised a fundraising dinner and donated the money to Remembering Srebrenica and our local Bosnian school. This fundraising dinner celebrated Bosnian women, Bosnian culture and served to raise awareness about the impact of war and conflict, on women. For this fundraising dinner, we brought together different communities and discussed issues of sexual violence, genocide […]
The You Press collective group of artists were deeply inspired by Srebrenica to create work about human rights and war, with many pieces drawn from survivors’ accounts of the genocide in Bosnia. This event featured performances of this work and drew a diverse crowd to learn more about Srebrenica.
Birmingham's biggest ever unity rally took place at the end of Srebrenica Memorial Week in 2016. With speakers from different faiths, of all ages and prominent local politicians all taking part, this sent a powerful message that Birmingham will not stand by and let hatred and division take hold.
A powerful and emotional memorial vigil was held in honour of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide with survivor testimony, poetry, music and food bringing together the Bosnian Community with delegates from the charity's "Lessons from Srebrenica" programme.
Community Champions in the North West took on the challenge of doing a 23-mile Peace Walk from Blackburn Cathedral to Manchester Cathedral at the end of Srebrenica Memorial Week 2016.
"But there have been many heart-warming stories of mutual existence or support even in those trying times. I once met a young man in #Sarajevo who owed his life to a former neighbour-turned-Serb militiaman" @murtaza_shibli reflecting on #ActsofCourage
RSVP here https://t.co/hX9cdWJalL for a special screening of the film The Fog of Srebrenica on July 20th at the Friends Meeting House, #Colchester. It is the story of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide; 8,372 Muslim Bosniaks were killed in one week.
"While so few of the perpetrators have ever faced punishment, rape is a life sentence for the victim". In a thought-provoking piece in @thefworduk, sexual violence awareness campaigner @LejlaDamon, reflects on rape as a weapon of war.
If you're based in or visiting #Rotherham tomorrow, why not visit the exhibition preview of 'Challenging Stereotypes'? It features up to 30 original artworks by 5 local 16-25 year olds, created as a part of our Youth Action Project group with @RMBCPress. Admission is free!