A Government Minister is calling on Councils across the country to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) recently sent a letter to every local authority in England, urging them to take action during Srebrenica Memorial Week. Srebrenica Memorial […]
Yasmin Qureshi MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Srebrenica Commemoration and a Shadow Justice Minister travelled to Srebrenica this week to hear first-hand from genocide survivors and meet with officials in the Bosnia-Herzegovina to discuss commemoration and reconciliation. Commenting on her visit to Srebrenica, Yasmin said: “The lessons from Srebrenica are so […]
An influential delegation of women, who are all leaders in their fields, travelled to Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) on Sunday 18th March. Over a four-day programme, delegates learnt how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used in their work to prevent violence and discrimination against women in […]
A delegation of University of Gloucestershire students and staff, accompanied by Gloucestershire local government and community representatives, returned this week from a sobering four-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the visit, delegates learnt about the genocide in Srebrenica, the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. The visit was organised by the Remembering […]
Remembering Srebrenica’s East Midlands Board have been nominated for ‘Hate Crime Champion’ at the annual Bedfordshire Police Cohesion Awards. The awards celebrate those who go above and beyond to help their local communities and we were delight that our East Midlands regional board, led by Dr Helen Connolly was nominated. Through the tireless work and […]
On 18th Feb 2018, twelve students travelled to Bosnia on the pioneering Future Leaders in Schools programme. The Future Leaders In Schools (FLIS) programme is designed to inspire young people to evoke change in their own communities by learning the lessons from Srebrenica. Newport Girls High School, George Dixon Academy, King Edward VI Camp Hill […]
Parliamentarians from all parties gathered at the House of Lords on 6 February for the launch Remembering Srebrenica’s theme to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The theme, “Acts of Courage” pays tribute to the ordinary Bosnians who took great risks to protect others during the conflict in the 1990s. Lord Bourne of […]
Saturday 27th January marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest and perhaps most infamous of Nazi concentration camps. All across the UK, communities will come together to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme of this year’s Memorial Day is ‘The Power of Words’. From propaganda used […]
Andrew Mitchell MP returned last week from a sobering three-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina to mark the genocide in Srebrenica, the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. The visit was kindly organised by the charity Remembering Srebrenica. The national charity, Remembering Srebrenica, is based in Birmingham and works to learn lessons from […]
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.
To mark '16 days of Activism' we share inspiring stories of the strength and bravery of women from Bosnia-Herzegovina and campaigners in the UK.
Hundreds of thousands Rohingya women have taken refuge in Bangladesh. Many are now struggling to breastfeed their children due to the trauma of their persecution and escape from home https://t.co/yKsZuvcgFe
The Srebrenica genocide has been recognised by two international courts, "Yet in both Serbia and Bosnia's Republika Srpska semi-autonomous entity, genocide denial is common" @BalkanInsight @MersihaGadzo
“We have two obligations to these innocent victims. One is to remember them...Secondly, let’s do our best not to repeat such things” Bosnians mourn victims from Ahmici on the 25th anniversary of the massacre https://t.co/COpfc8tZq3
“Teaching young people more about genocide gives us hope that future generations may deal with the subject in a much more critical manner, education is the only tool we have" @BedrossDM. A genocide lecture was held at @UNLincoln last week.