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 Library also […]
Chair – Professor Eric Gordy Professor Eric Gordy Chairs the Academic Advisory Board and is a political and cultural sociologist concentrating on Southeast Europe, especially the states of the former Yugoslavia. He is currently Professor of Political and Cultural Sociology at the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies. His first book, […]
Amra Dautović came to the UK as a child refugee during the Bosnian War. Arriving to the country without speaking a word of English she now has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Amra is now the Managing Director of the My Time Richmond Fellowship Division and has won several awards for her efforts and contribution to Mental Health work. Although she says her biggest achievement is her family, especially her two young children that she hopes to raise with knowledge and pride of their family heritage and origin. This is her story.
What was experienced in Bosnia during 1992-1995 is something that I hope will never happen again and that is why I share my story with you. I want to share what happened to me so that I can help educate people on what happened in Bosnia, and I hope that people who read my story […]
Una Srabović-Ryan is a British Bosnian whose biological father was killed in the Srebrenica genocide. She was adopted at 6 months and moved with her adoptive family at the age of 5 to the UK. In 2016 she went to Australia to meet her biological mother. It was during her time there that she learnt of her father’s name and saw his picture for the first time.
Remembering Srebrenica's theme for 2018 highlights ordinary people who undertook extraordinary acts of courage during in the genocide
Holocaust Memorial Day, marked on 27th January, is dedicated to those who suffered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This year’s theme is ‘the power of words’; focusing on the huge impact, good or bad, that spoken and written words can have, whether delivered by individuals, corporations, community organisations or the state. We have put […]
Today, in unprecedented circumstances at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a Bosnian Croat defendant said he had taken poison to protest against the upholding of his 20-year jail term for war crimes. Remembering Srebrenica calls for the eyes of the world to remain on victims, survivors and the process of justice, rather […]
Leading figures in the world of education attended a Remembering Srebrenica delegation to learn about the consequences of hatred to pass on the lessons to students in the UK.
Date for your Diary: Very grateful to Cllrs @davidaalliance @georgedorrian for tabling a motion to Belfast City Council for 4th June to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide, its victims and acknowledge the work of @SrebrenicaUK - much appreciated.
@SrebrenicaUK @JabbaRiaz @WCTrust Sarajevo after the seige4
Rabbis joined Muslim and Christian faith leaders in a march demonstrating against the increase in violence among young people in London.
"Divjak made his choice. He joined those defending the besieged #Sarajevo. At the time, his decision could have been described as suicidal" @gordanaknezevic asks why heroes like Jovan Divjak and their #ActsofCourage are often overlooked.