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 […]
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.
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 […]
Rabbi Kleiman reciting prayers at the Memorial Centre in Potocari during an interfaith delegation
On Friday, the unidentified remains of six people believed to be Bosnian Muslims killed during the 1992-95 war, were exhumed from a mass grave at Hrtar Grad near Višegrad.
Reflections on #SrebrenicaMemorialWeek
A great panel discussion organised by one of our board members at Muslim Students House in Birmingham on #BridgingTheDivide. One the speakers was Imam Mersad Krnjic from the Bosnian Cultural Centre. Thanks to organisers and attendees.
"Commemoration events are a vital duty, to never forget the evil we are all capable of. However, remembering is not enough. We need to watch out for unscrupulous leaders trying to stoke up our fears." @Mohammed_Amin with @mikeshaft @BBCRadioManc at 2:37:11 https://t.co/S2k6KiK2nG
On Saturday, thousands gathered in Kozarac for the funeral of 86 Bosnian Muslims killed by Serbs in one of the worst Bosnian War atrocities in Aug 92 where some 200 Bosnian Muslims & Croats from Prijedor were executed at the Korićani Cliffs on Mt. Vlašić.