With the UK’s Srebrenica Memorial Week coming to a close, we reflect on the hundreds of events which have taken place across the country bringing together thousands of people from all different backgrounds. These have been organised by the 1,200 Remembering Srebrenica Community Champions to mark the 23rd anniversary of the genocide in which over 8000 Bosnian Muslim […]
On the 23rd Anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, actress, filmmaker and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie has given an exclusive statement of support to Remembering Srebrenica.
The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham is the first Anglican Bishop in the UK to pay respect to the victims of Europe’s 1995 genocide in Srebrenica which has been described by the UN as the ‘worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War’. On the first day of the delegation, The […]
On Wednesday 30th May, Remembering Srebrenica Scotland held an event at the Scottish Parliament to learn about the Srebrenica Genocide in to commemorate White Armband Day. White Armband Day, is marked by Bosnian communities across the world on 31st May, not only to remember the victims of persecution in Prijedor but also to raise awareness […]
On Friday 27th April, Remembering Srebrenica was delighted to be able to present at the annual Empowering Young People to Change the World Conference (EYPtCtW) at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (RWBA) in Wiltshire. Coordinated by Dr Nicola Wetherall MBE, RWBA delivers a unique Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Programme to all pupils and is dedicated […]
In April 2018, a group of teachers, educators and outreach workers returned from a powerful four-day ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ delegation in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). Among the delegates were Matthew Johnson a freelance tutor who works with ‘Hope not Hate’ to deliver their education program in schools, Gurdeep Hanspaul Partnerships and Project Manager at Victim Support and […]
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 […]
Concerning that after a white supremacist killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques, the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in the UK has increased by 593%. We must reaffirm our commitment to stand up to hatred & not allow such prejudice to flourish in our communities
On this holy day of Friday for Muslims across the world, we join those in New Zealand who have observed the Muslim call to prayer and two minutes of silence in Christchurch's Hagley Park, one week after the terror attacks that killed 50 people at two mosques.
Radovan Karadžić has been sentenced to life, but @suboticjelena draws attention to his cruel legacy which lives on in the Balkans through politicians who deny genocide and refuse to accept the truth about the crimes for which he was convicted. https://t.co/ZStyIvaBb4
Excellent inaugural meeting of our newest board in the East Midlands. Thank you to all who attended this evening to plan so many exciting activities for this year's Srebrenica Memorial Week.