Remembering Srebrenica were proud to join members of the local community for a large gathering that took place at Bosnia House, a national Bosnian community centre that undertakes an incredible amount of work to support more than 10,000 Bosnians living in the UK. The dinner was attended by members from different communities who had come […]
The Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth joined local dignitaries to present Community Champions from the North West with an award in recognition of their outstanding work to tackle hatred and unite people in their communities through organising events to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide. The dinner took place at the British Muslim Heritage Centre […]
Every year Remembering Srebrenica selects a theme that both reflects an aspect of the genocide that must be commemorated, but also speaks to communities here in the UK.
Local politicians, faith leaders, educators and activists gathered in London for an awards ceremony earlier this month to celebrate the contributions of individuals from across the capital who are bringing communities together to help tackle hatred and intolerance. The event was organised by Remembering Srebrenica’s London and South East Board and aimed to bring together […]
On 25th November, Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth officially opened ‘Bosnia House’ in Birmingham – the national Bosnian community centre that serves more than 10,000 Bosnians living in the UK. This was a historic moment for a community that survived genocide and ethnic cleansing in Europe and found refuge in the UK. Over […]
Rešad Trbonja, survivor of the Siege of Sarajevo and Remembering Srebrenica Co-ordinator has been made an Honorary Associate Professor in the Community and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, Leicester. This honour was bestowed on Rešad in recognition for his work as a genocide educator. Through Remembering Srebrenica, Rešad has educated 1,250 Community Champions […]
On the 15th October, Gloucestershire held its first ever ‘We Are One’ Awards ceremony which recognised the amazing work of ‘Everyday Day’ heroes who challenge prejudice and strive to make their communities and workplaces more welcoming. The awards scheme, the first of its kind in the county, was launched in July by charities Victim Support Gloucestershire and Remembering […]
Chair – Lucy Adams Lucy Adams is currently undertaking an MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University, having recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University. She works as a volunteer youth worker and is Vice-Chairperson of Gateshead Youth Council. Lucy has volunteered with Remembering Srebrenica since 2017, after attending a delegation and then taking […]
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 […]
#OnThisDay in 1992 all non-Serb citizens in Prijedor, Bosnia, were forced to wear white armbands in a deliberate attempt to mark people out for persecution and murder.
Learn more about what happened in Prijedor: https://t.co/uolEOD77fe
Over 50,000 forcibly displaced.
4 mass concentration camps.
96 mass graves.
Over 3,100 murdered.
102 children murdered.
Robbed of their humanity. Marked and murdered due to their religion and ethnicity.
Prijedor. Genocide. 31. 05. 1992.
I wear it to remember.
Today we remember the victims in the Prijedor area of Bosnia when in 1992 Serbs forced them to wear white armbands & hang white sheets from their houses to show that they were Muslim. We wear #whitearmbands in memory of those treated in this way & those who were murdered.
Today marks #WhiteArmBandDay. In 1992, as Serb forces took over Prijedor, they ordered the “non-Serb” residents to mark themselves and their homes with white armbands and flags.
Over 3,000, mainly Bosniak Muslims, were murdered through the genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign.
I'd never heard of this before but grateful having been given the opportunity to learn last year through @SrebrenicaUK
Innocent people forced to mark themselves with white armbands then later tortured, killed, raped & sent to concentration camps - hell on earth!