Bakira Hasečić, a survivor of ethnic cleansing from Višegrad in Bosnia-Herzgovina was presented with an honorary doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University. This honour was bestowed on Bakira Hasečić in recognition of Bakira’s efforts as a human rights advocate and unifying force for victims of wartime sexual violence. Bakira was presented the award by the recently […]
Memorial events can be enhanced with the reading of suitable prayers and poems. Music can also play an important part in procedings. Here you will find examples that can be used in your memorial event. Srebrenica Maestro Emir Nuhanović has composed a beautiful piece of music for us to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide. Emir […]
Chair – Dr Helen Connolly Dr Helen Connolly is an academic at the University of Bedfordshire where she is the programme leader in sociology. She lectures in human rights, international criminal law and contemporary forced migration. Her approach to teaching incorporates critical education for democracy, social justice and transformative experiential learning. Her teaching interests and approaches dovetail with the […]
As part of #GenocidePreventionDay our partners @FoundIshami have created a powerful video featuring survivors who were persecuted because of their identities. Please watch and share to raise awareness & to ensure we learn the lessons of such atrocities https://t.co/cfOSbnPy5O.
Today marks #GenocidePreventionDay, yet the sad reality is that 71 years after the adoption of the convention, genocide has taken place in different decades on different continents. We must therefore continue to work hard to raise awareness, educate others and challenge denial.
When asked whether he accepted the genocide at Srebrenica happened, Peter Handke dismissed the question as 'empty & ignorant'. This is yet another example of the crass & deplorable conduct that reinforces how disgraceful it is to award him the Nobel prize. https://t.co/ID7y5btI4M
'He did not calculate self-preservation into his decisions & sacrificed his work & life to do what was right. The least we can do is to remember him & honour his memory'. @hikmet_karcic on Dervis Korkut who helped save the Sarajevo Haggadah from the Nazis. https://t.co/nzhTUO8hvR
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. Our first book is @edvulliamy's "The War is Dead: Long Live The War" - an excellent introduction to what happened in Prijedor and Srebrenica.