Remembering Srebrenica is a British charitable initiative which organises the UK events for the EU-designated Srebrenica Memorial Day, which takes place annually on 11 July.
Over the last three years we have achieved a great deal, taking more than 800 people from across the UK on our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ educational programme to learn first-hand about the genocide and bringing communities together in hundreds of acts of commemoration. Through this, we have created a grassroots movement actively tackling hatred and intolerance, spearheaded by our incredibly dedicated Community Champions and Regional Boards. Through their work, millions have heard the testimony of the survivors and the Mothers of Srebrenica, some of which are included on this website.
Most importantly, we teach our children about the consequences of leaving hatred and intolerance unchallenged. Our education packs have already reached some 21,000 UK children, with tailored lesson plans for Scotland being launched in January this year. A further 3,000 children have benefited from memorial assemblies, and hundreds more will participate in our UK wide Srebrenica football tournament.
We are committed to using the lessons from Srebrenica to tackle hatred and intolerance to help build a better, safer and more cohesive society for everyone.
We do this by:
Keeping the memory alive through organising commemoration events, which bring together communities to REMEMBER the victims of Srebrenica.
Taking people on our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ visits programme to LEARN the lessons from the genocide, and set up projects to build safer, more cohesive communities
Creating champions who PLEDGE to stand up against hatred and intolerance in their communities.