Birmingham came together to unite against hatred whilst commemorating the genocide and hearing from survivors in July 2016.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
Read how Bankside primary school in Leeds has done inspirational work engaging their pupils with learning the lessons from Srebrenica.
In April 2016, a delegation of teachers visited Srebrenica to learn about Srebrenica and the lessons that we must pass onto young people in the UK. Among those teachers was Laura Turner, Science teacher at Garth Hill College. Upon her return, Laura commemorated the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide within her school. She began […]
On the 15th July, 120 young people aged 7-18 came together to participate in the 8372 Football Tournament held in Keighley. Young people from Bradford Supplementary schools participated in the tournament, uniting to stand against hatred and intolerance. Alina Kahn, RSI Community Champion and Interim Head of Diversity and Cohesion, spoke to participants about the […]
Director Samir Mehanovic presented his film 'The Fog of Srebrenica' and answered questions from the audience at a number of events during Srebrenica Memorial Week in 2016.
Jonas Pelendi went to Srebrenica with a group of people who were born in 1995, the same year the genocide took place, and featured in a BBC documentary called “Srebrenica; A Deadly Warning”. Here he explains what being 21 means to him and his hopes for their generation. 21 marks a significant age for many in society. 21 […]
Robert McNeil writes about his journey of realisation about the tragedy of the genocide in Srebrenica and what we can learn from it. In 1996 I was asked by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague (ICTY) in my capacity as a forensic technician to join the first of many international forensic teams to gather […]
Katie Parker reflects on the effect going to Bosnia has had on her life and what she and our other champions have achieved in Manchester. I attended my first delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, as alumni of the Manchester Uprising Programme. I had never visited Bosnia before and I knew very little about the […]
A project led by Remembering Srebrenica Community Champions in Bradford is creating hundreds of young Ambassadors to ensure that the lessons from genocide reach a wider audience.
In April 2016, Resad Trbonja, a survivor of the siege of Sareyjevo and Nedžad Avdić, a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide, visited the UK for an Educational Tour of Schools. They visited 4 schools speaking about their experiences to students aged between 14 and 18. Resad spoke about the siege of Sarejevo and his experiences […]
For delegates in Yorkshire and the North East the twenty anniversary of the genocide was more than about commemorating one day. Regional Board Chair for Yorkshire and North East Alex Ross-Shaw organised a series of community building events across the year to create a lasting legacy based on the lessons learned in Srebrenica.
“There’s something weird about Bosnia: why doesn’t it matter to a public figure’s life that they endorsed or denied the slaughter?...I wonder whether these people, like Handke, consider their searing impact on survivors and bereaved”
Thank you @edvulliamy
Hatidža’s husband and sons were murdered alongside more than 8,000 men and boys at the genocidal massacre in Srebrenica. In 2002, Hatidža founded the Mothers of Srebrenica to ensure their killers were brought to justice.
Read her story: https://t.co/R4Y0fTS0ZU
Listening to Baroness @arminkahelic on @BBCRadio4’s #DesertIslandDiscs talk about her past in #BiH, her work on #SocialJustice & #PSVI, & her journey to the House of Lords since she arrived in the UK in Oct 1992 as a refugee escaping conflict in #Bosnia. https://t.co/j5pKZMxIx3
Having personally witnessed atrocities of the Bosnian war incl #Srebrenica #genocide in 1995 fresh out of seeing #Rwanda in 1994 and going on to witness the #Darfur genocide in 2003 I feel that the perverse decision of the #Nobel Peace Committee condones Evil & must be resisted https://t.co/OuTdKQVDgc