On the 13th September, Stoke-On-Trent based, YMCA North Staffordshire (YMCA NS) returned from a four-day delegation to Sarajevo and Srebrenica – the site of most Europe’s most recent genocide. The delegation included YMCA NS young people, youth workers, volunteers and staff. Other delegates included Paul Franklin, Board Director of YMCA NS, chartered-accountant and football mentor […]
During Memorial Week 2018, more than fifty councils across England marked the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. In doing so they brought people from all backgrounds together to reflect on the lessons from Srebrenica and pledged to challenge hatred and prejudice. In April, The Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne wrote to every local authority […]
Bakira Hasečić, a survivor of ethnic cleansing from Višegrad in Bosnia-Herzgovina was presented with an honorary doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University. This honour was bestowed on Bakira Hasečić in recognition of Bakira’s efforts as a human rights advocate and unifying force for victims of wartime sexual violence. Bakira was presented the award by the recently […]
On the 11th July 2018, over 90 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum, added their name to the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges. By signing the book the MPs committed to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone. Among those MPs who promised to remember the […]
In order to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, our fantastic Community Champions and volunteers have worked tirelessly to organise memorial events up and down the country to bring communities together. New events will be added each day, so please check back to see what events are taking place near you. We will […]
Walking in solidarity with the survivors of the genocide, our Community Champions across the UK are organising Peace Walks, which mirror the “mars mira” walk which takes place annually from Tuzla to Srebrenica. Full details will be released about this year’s walks shortly, but if you would like to get involved with helping to organise or participate […]
There are some extremely powerful films about the experiences of genocide survivors in Bosnia. This year our Community Champions are organising screenings of the following films: 8 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast 10 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening with Q&A with Director – University of […]
The theme for 2018 is “Acts of Courage”. We learn about Srebrenica to remember the horrors of the past in order that we will not repeat them. However, we can and should draw inspiration from the acts of bravery, heroism and a determination to resist hatred. By highlighting these acts of courage on the 23rd anniversary […]
Working with police is becoming an important feature of our work at Remembering Srebrenica, and we welcome the support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, who have encouraged constabularies across the UK to mark the genocide. In order to support police in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide, we have created a tool that can be used […]
Purpose of the Conference Remembering Srebrenica Scotland was established as a charity in 2015. It organises commemoration events to mark the acts of genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s. Through raising awareness of this period of history, the charity hopes to build safer communities by learning the lessons of what happened and why. Remembering Srebrenica […]
In April 2018, Remembering Srebrenica Scotland organised an all women’s delegation. Delegates included Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood OBE, Former Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Kezia Dugdale. Representatives from Young Scot, Colleges Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, Christian Aid and the Glasgow Women’s […]
We’re at @ScotParl today raising awareness of the Srebrenica genocide with MSPs, journalists and staff.
We’re in the garden lobby pop by and say hello.
My bad! Hoping as many as possible of our MSP stop by at the Garden Lobby to look at our @RemSrebScot photo exhibition next week. https://t.co/uEL0ONw1wO
@revlornascot @RemSrebScot Remember and tell them that the photo exhibition will be displayed in the Parliament from Monday 24th. 📸