Local politicians, faith leaders, educators and activists gathered in London for an awards ceremony earlier this month to celebrate the contributions of individuals from across the capital who are bringing communities together to help tackle hatred and intolerance. The event was organised by Remembering Srebrenica’s London and South East Board and aimed to bring together […]
On 25th November, Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth officially opened ‘Bosnia House’ in Birmingham – the national Bosnian community centre that serves more than 10,000 Bosnians living in the UK. This was a historic moment for a community that survived genocide and ethnic cleansing in Europe and found refuge in the UK. Over […]
Rešad Trbonja, survivor of the Siege of Sarajevo and Remembering Srebrenica Co-ordinator has been made an Honorary Associate Professor in the Community and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, Leicester. This honour was bestowed on Rešad in recognition for his work as a genocide educator. Through Remembering Srebrenica, Rešad has educated 1,250 Community Champions […]
On the 15th October, Gloucestershire held its first ever ‘We Are One’ Awards ceremony which recognised the amazing work of ‘Everyday Day’ heroes who challenge prejudice and strive to make their communities and workplaces more welcoming. The awards scheme, the first of its kind in the county, was launched in July by charities Victim Support Gloucestershire and Remembering […]
Chair – Lucy Adams Lucy Adams is currently undertaking an MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University, having recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University. She works as a volunteer youth worker and is Vice-Chairperson of Gateshead Youth Council. Lucy has volunteered with Remembering Srebrenica since 2017, after attending a delegation and then taking […]
On the 13th September, Stoke-On-Trent based, YMCA North Staffordshire (YMCA NS) returned from a four-day delegation to Sarajevo and Srebrenica – the site of most Europe’s most recent genocide. The delegation included YMCA NS young people, youth workers, volunteers and staff. Other delegates included Paul Franklin, Board Director of YMCA NS, chartered-accountant and football mentor […]
During Memorial Week 2018, more than fifty councils across England marked the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. In doing so they brought people from all backgrounds together to reflect on the lessons from Srebrenica and pledged to challenge hatred and prejudice. In April, The Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne wrote to every local authority […]
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 […]
On the 11th July 2018, over 90 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum, added their name to the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges. By signing the book the MPs committed to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone. Among those MPs who promised to remember the […]
The work of Remembering Srebrenica and all of our Community Champions has a profound impact in the UK in helping to raise awareness of the genocide as well as inspiring people to take action. You can view the impact of our work and the stories behind our incredible statistics below.
In order to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, our fantastic Community Champions and volunteers have worked tirelessly to organise memorial events up and down the country to bring communities together. New events will be added each day, so please check back to see what events are taking place near you. We will […]
Walking in solidarity with the survivors of the genocide, our Community Champions across the UK are organising Peace Walks, which mirror the “mars mira” walk which takes place annually from Tuzla to Srebrenica. Full details will be released about this year’s walks shortly, but if you would like to get involved with helping to organise or participate […]
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.
Educating young people is an important part of what we do. If you are a #teacher and wish to know more about how you can bring the lessons from #Srebrenica into your school, contact our @KSrebrenica for more details!
It is important that students are able to recognise how hatred in society can lead to the unthinkable - genocide. Today at @SrebrenicaUK, we are dedicating a whole day to education, and how we can better equip young people to tackle hatred and learn the lessons from Srebrenica.
26 years ago yesterday I left #Prijedor with one of my sisters and had to leave mother and my other sister behind. That day was the last time I saw my grandma. Had to leave my own home my country in the middle of #Europe in 1993 just because I am #Muslim and because I am #Bosnian