First Minister for Scotland
A message of support from the leaders of Northern Ireland's five main political parties.
Actress, filmmaker and humanitarian
Remembering Srebrenica's education pack for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence gained backing from the First Minister and four party leaders in Scotland.
Students at Blackburn High School were challenged to think about how we can build a united community and learn the lessons from Srebrenica as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Mark Viner co-ordinated the radiography team assisting the forensic investigations of mass graves in Bosnia for seven years. In that time he helped uncover vital evidence to convict those who perpetrated the atrocities in Srebrenica, but also developed techniques that would help in many other disasters across the world. He returned to Srebrenica to learn more about the context and the people in October 2016 and shares his story here.
Northern Ireland's community relations chief, Peter Osborne, is taking over from Dr Ahmed Helmy as chair of the Northern Ireland Board of Remembering Srebrenica.
We organised a fundraising dinner and donated the money to Remembering Srebrenica and our local Bosnian school. This fundraising dinner celebrated Bosnian women, Bosnian culture and served to raise awareness about the impact of war and conflict, on women. For this fundraising dinner, we brought together different communities and discussed issues of sexual violence, genocide […]
The You Press collective group of artists were deeply inspired by Srebrenica to create work about human rights and war, with many pieces drawn from survivors’ accounts of the genocide in Bosnia. This event featured performances of this work and drew a diverse crowd to learn more about Srebrenica.
Prominent Scots will be visiting Potocari Memorial Centre to hear from survivors of the genocide first hand about what happened, taking the lessons back to their communities.
Community Champions in the North West took on the challenge of doing a 23-mile Peace Walk from Blackburn Cathedral to Manchester Cathedral at the end of Srebrenica Memorial Week 2016.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
Yesterday, families and survivors of the genocide in the town of Foča, Bosnia gathered to commemorate the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign and genocide in the town that destroyed the lives of thousands. 672 people are still missing whose remains have not been found.
Today marks #RomaHolocaust Memorial Day. Throughout the Second World War II it is estimated that 500,000 Roma people were murdered by the Nazis. The genocide of the Roma cannot be forgotten.
As we remember #srebrenica25 this important anniversary month, and those who are no longer with us, it’s also a time for us to reflect on how we can become more resolute in striving for tolerance and understanding in our communities. https://t.co/X36mh8UJsp
To our Muslim followers and community members, we wish you a blessed and happy Eid Al- Adha. May these days be spent in peace and joy with your loved ones and may we remember all of those who are no longer with us to share the joy of Eid.