At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her 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.
Breaking the Silence: Bosnia and Beyond brought together a panel of experts on violence against women to consider how we can learn from our collective dark past. This talk was recorded to be shown at the event in Gloucester in July 2016. All the names in the talk have been changed.
Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka. These reprehensible acts, committed by those who are driven by hatred, aim to create fear & division in communities. We must stand together in solidarity & show that they will never succeed.
This week marks 6 years since @SrebrenicaUK was founded. Since 2013, we've organised 6,200 memorial activities, educated 90,000 young people & created 1,200 Community Champions who pledge to stand up to hatred & intolerance. Grateful to all whose support has made this possible.
The Dutch Supreme Court was due to deliver a final decision on the country’s liability for the deaths of 300 men in Srebrenica today. This judgment has now been postponed until 19th July. Here is a summary of the key issues in the case: https://t.co/gefHled8nn
#OnThisDay in 2004, the Appeals Chamber in the Prosecutor v Krstić case unanimously found that genocide was committed in Srebrenica, describing it as a 'crime against all humankind, its harm being felt not only by the group targeted for destruction, but by all of humanity'.
Proud to welcome speakers, delegates and guests to discuss the steps to genocide and how to promote respect, peace and tolerance @SrebrenicaUK @WirralNEU @NEUnion @BritishRohingya #againsthate #notoislamaphobia #standuptoracism