Our Community Champions speak about the friendships they have made through working together to build stronger communities and tackle hatred.
Christina Thomson writes about why she's taking on one of the toughest physical challenges in the UK to raise money for Remembering Srebrenica.
Remembering Srebrenica recognised the dedication of their Community Champions in London and the South East, as well as highlighting the diverse array of memorial events that took place in July with an Awards Dinner.
Bournemouth Borough Council's Sam Johnson shares his experiences of organising their event for Srebrenica Memorial Week.
Community Champions in Kirklees are reaching out to many different groups through going out and doing workshops to teach the lessons from Srebrenica.
Ruth Heyman reflects on the Shabbat service held at Newcastle Reform Synagogue this July.
A special memorial event was organised and hosted by members of the Ismaili Council this July, featuring survivor testimony, music and speeches on the lessons from 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.
Birmingham's biggest ever unity rally took place at the end of Srebrenica Memorial Week in 2016. With speakers from different faiths, of all ages and prominent local politicians all taking part, this sent a powerful message that Birmingham will not stand by and let hatred and division take hold.
A powerful and emotional memorial vigil was held in honour of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide with survivor testimony, poetry, music and food bringing together the Bosnian Community with delegates from the charity's "Lessons from Srebrenica" programme.
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.
“There’s something weird about Bosnia: why doesn’t it matter to a public figure’s life that they endorsed or denied the slaughter?...I wonder whether these people, like Handke, consider their searing impact on survivors and bereaved”
Thank you @edvulliamy
Hatidža’s husband and sons were murdered alongside more than 8,000 men and boys at the genocidal massacre in Srebrenica. In 2002, Hatidža founded the Mothers of Srebrenica to ensure their killers were brought to justice.
Read her story: https://t.co/R4Y0fTS0ZU
Listening to Baroness @arminkahelic on @BBCRadio4’s #DesertIslandDiscs talk about her past in #BiH, her work on #SocialJustice & #PSVI, & her journey to the House of Lords since she arrived in the UK in Oct 1992 as a refugee escaping conflict in #Bosnia. https://t.co/j5pKZMxIx3
Having personally witnessed atrocities of the Bosnian war incl #Srebrenica #genocide in 1995 fresh out of seeing #Rwanda in 1994 and going on to witness the #Darfur genocide in 2003 I feel that the perverse decision of the #Nobel Peace Committee condones Evil & must be resisted https://t.co/OuTdKQVDgc