https://youtu.be/G5Z3pQSLbvk Council leaders have passed a motion to commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, in which more than 8,000 people, predominantly Muslim men and boys, were killed during the Bosnian War. Ahead of the 25th anniversary in July 2020, leaders unanimously backed the motion brought to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) meeting on […]
Former forensic investigator, Ron Turnbull’s new book, ‘From the Flying Squad to Investigating War Crimes’ highlights his secondment to The Hague to continue war crime investigations in the Balkans as a UN investigator and Head of the Evidence Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) assisting in the trials of Radovan Karadzic […]
The UK Atrocity Prevention Working Group have asked party leaders for clear commitments during the 2019 General Election to more effective, accountable prevention & protection approaches. Read the full text of the letter below: Dear party leaders, We write as members of the UK Civil Society Atrocity Prevention Working Group and as representatives of organisations […]
Community Engagement and Communications Manager, Hayyan Bhabha spoke with Mike from West Yorkshire’s Christian Radio, Branch FM. They discussed Remembering Srebrenica’s North West Board receiving the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service in August, and why it is important to raise awareness with young people in the UK of what led to the Srebrenica genocide in […]
Councillor Noordad Aziz of Hyndburn Borough Council and Remembering Srebrenica UK’s North West Board member and Community Champion has been a tireless and committed supporter of the charity in the North West. On 16 October 2019, Noordad spoke at neighbouring Burnley Council encouraging councillors to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and to mark the […]
On Monday 21 October, former Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, called on his colleagues to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and its Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide’s 25th anniversary next year during the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech after addressing the issues of […]
On 14 October, Gloucestershire held its second ‘We Are One’ Awards ceremony, which recognised the amazing work of everyday upstanders who challenge prejudice, build community cohesion, protect others, counter hate and generally make their communities a better, safer place. Nominees were selected by the good people of Gloucestershire. The gala awards ceremony, organised by Remembering Srebrenica UK’s […]
On Thursday 10 October, the Swedish Academy’s Nobel Committee for Literature awarded Peter Handke the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize and 9m Swedish krona (£786,000), describing his work as “an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”. Handke is a well-known supporter of the genocidal regime of Slobodan Milošević and […]
On 1 October 2019, Belfast City Council passed a motion supporting the work of Remembering Srebrenica: “This council continues to stand with those who suffered as a result of the Srebrenica genocide. We will continue to support those who suffered during this shameful time and mark the occasion with a suitable event, which informs the […]
Through the Creative Youth Minds project, YMCA North Staffordshire led a Stoke delegation to Srebrenica to learn about the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Delegates kept daily blogs which can be read here, and Keele University’s Muslim Chaplain, Rukia Bi gave an extensive interview with Ajmal Hussain for BBC Radio […]
Remembering Srebrenica UK Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE pays tribute to Lord Paddy Ashdown at the memorial service today at Westminster Abbey. Lord Ashdown was one of the strongest supporters and advocates for Remembering Srebrenica and the Bosnian people. At a time when few were prepared to hear about Bosnia-Herzegovina and its suffering, he repeatedly called […]
On 28 August, Remembering Srebrenica North West Board collected the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of using the Lessons from Srebrenica to help create more resilient and inclusive communities in Greater Manchester and the North West of England. North West Board Chair, Elinor Chohan MBE DL, who was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater […]
I feel there is no greater honour than this: the British Bosnian community hosting dinner today to honour & thank @SrebrenicaUK volunteers & staff for keeping the memory alive & helping to create more cohesive society. Thankyou @bhuknetwork & His Excellency Ambassdor @VanjaFil76 https://t.co/D5HQGLhFWP
'Every July, journalists go to Srebrenica for the anniversary of the genocide, but no one comes to Jezevac to see how the survivors of that genocide live now'. The heartbreaking story of families still living in refugee camps two decades later https://t.co/XrUCntSF2Z.
The @SrebrenicaUK North West Awards Dinner will be taking place on Thursday 27th February to recognise the outstanding work of community champions in the region. Tickets are available here: https://t.co/04NOTHFIYI & you can vote for a nominee by clicking: https://t.co/n5zgZuRMFr.
The 11th of July 2020 will mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide. This is a painting of Kadefa Rizvanovic, one of the Mothers of Srebrenica I met when I visited in November with @RemSrebScot2
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