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.
Nothing can prepare you for what Fadila Efendić witnessed in Srebrenica in July 1995 or the trauma that comes from losing your husband and son, yet she has remained strong for her daughter and works in a shop opposite the cemetery to support her family. She tells us the whole story.
Dr Nedžad Avdić miraculously survived a mass execution during the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995. Newsnight reports on his fight for justice and against denial of the facts.
As a 14-year old girl, 'Fatima' was taken from her family and raped by soldiers. She also witnessed the worst horrors of 'ethnic cleansing' as she tried to reach safety. She bravely reveals her story to Remembering Srebrenica.
Bakira Hasečić established the Association of Women Victims of War in 2003 as a way of uniting the women who were raped and sexually abused during the war. This is her story.
Watch this incredible video made by young people about forced migration, featuring the story of Safet Vukalic, who had to leave Bosnia due to the campaign of ethnic cleansing in the early 1990s.
At 19, Resad went overnight from being an ordinary European teenager to a soldier defending Sarajevo against the longest siege in modern history.
Hajrudin Mesić, the youngest of five brothers, is the only one of his siblings to survive the Srebrenica genocide. He was 21 when it happened. Before the war started, he had more reason than most to be hopeful about his future. “I always wanted to continue studying and be a teacher. We were the first […]
Muharem Vunic is 23 and now lives in London, but was born in Bosnia during the war before fleeing to England as a refugee. My story starts on the 4th of August 1992, in a forest next to a village called Zagradze in Kotor Varos, Banja Luka. After brutal bombing from the Serbian army, my […]
Dženeta Karabegović now lives in the UK and is a PHD fellow at the University of Warwick Her family was forced to flee Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war. This is her story. In one of Tarik Samarah’s famous photos, there is a picture of an abandoned, broken doll, sitting on top of a secondary mass grave. […]
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.