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.
A poignant memorial service to remember those who lost their lives in Srebrenica was held at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church on Sunday (September 4). Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Bromsgrove came together to unite against hatred and intolerance while readings were made from The Bible and Qur’an. Cllr Helen Jones, leader of Bromsgrove District […]
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today visit Srebrenica, the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.
Remembering Srebrenica is taking an interfaith “Lessons from Srebrenica” delegation to Bosnia this week to learn how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used to help create a better, safer and stronger society in Northern Ireland. The delegation is the first from Northern Ireland and will be […]
#OnThisDay in 1992 all non-Serb citizens in Prijedor, Bosnia, were forced to wear white armbands in a deliberate attempt to mark people out for persecution and murder.
Learn more about what happened in Prijedor: https://t.co/uolEOD77fe
Over 50,000 forcibly displaced.
4 mass concentration camps.
96 mass graves.
Over 3,100 murdered.
102 children murdered.
Robbed of their humanity. Marked and murdered due to their religion and ethnicity.
Prijedor. Genocide. 31. 05. 1992.
I wear it to remember.
Today we remember the victims in the Prijedor area of Bosnia when in 1992 Serbs forced them to wear white armbands & hang white sheets from their houses to show that they were Muslim. We wear #whitearmbands in memory of those treated in this way & those who were murdered.
Today marks #WhiteArmBandDay. In 1992, as Serb forces took over Prijedor, they ordered the “non-Serb” residents to mark themselves and their homes with white armbands and flags.
Over 3,000, mainly Bosniak Muslims, were murdered through the genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign.
I'd never heard of this before but grateful having been given the opportunity to learn last year through @SrebrenicaUK
Innocent people forced to mark themselves with white armbands then later tortured, killed, raped & sent to concentration camps - hell on earth!