Councillor Noordad Aziz of Hyndburn Borough Council and Remembering Srebrenica UK’s North West Board member and Community Champion has been a tireless and committed supporter of the charity in the North West. On 16 October 2019, Noordad spoke at neighbouring Burnley Council encouraging councillors to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and to mark the […]
On Monday 21 October, former Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, called on his colleagues to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica UK and its Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide’s 25th anniversary next year during the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech after addressing the issues of […]
On 14 October, Gloucestershire held its second ‘We Are One’ Awards ceremony, which recognised the amazing work of everyday upstanders who challenge prejudice, build community cohesion, protect others, counter hate and generally make their communities a better, safer place. Nominees were selected by the good people of Gloucestershire. The gala awards ceremony, organised by Remembering Srebrenica UK’s […]
On Thursday 10 October, the Swedish Academy’s Nobel Committee for Literature awarded Peter Handke the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize and 9m Swedish krona (£786,000), describing his work as “an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”. Handke is a well-known supporter of the genocidal regime of Slobodan Milošević and […]
On 1 October 2019, Belfast City Council passed a motion supporting the work of Remembering Srebrenica: “This council continues to stand with those who suffered as a result of the Srebrenica genocide. We will continue to support those who suffered during this shameful time and mark the occasion with a suitable event, which informs the […]
Through the Creative Youth Minds project, YMCA North Staffordshire led a Stoke delegation to Srebrenica to learn about the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Delegates kept daily blogs which can be read here, and Keele University’s Muslim Chaplain, Rukia Bi gave an extensive interview with Ajmal Hussain for BBC Radio […]
Remembering Srebrenica UK Chairman, Dr Waqar Azmi OBE pays tribute to Lord Paddy Ashdown at the memorial service today at Westminster Abbey. Lord Ashdown was one of the strongest supporters and advocates for Remembering Srebrenica and the Bosnian people. At a time when few were prepared to hear about Bosnia-Herzegovina and its suffering, he repeatedly called […]
On 28 August, Remembering Srebrenica North West Board collected the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of using the Lessons from Srebrenica to help create more resilient and inclusive communities in Greater Manchester and the North West of England. North West Board Chair, Elinor Chohan MBE DL, who was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater […]
Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Vice-Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, Robert McNeil MBE, unveiled three of his paintings in a new exhibition at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. The artworks have been recently acquired by Glasgow Museums. ‘Witness’, ‘Subjugation’ and ‘Srebrenica Woman’ tell the story of the worst […]
Remembering Srebrenica strongly condemns the deplorable actions that were on display during a gathering of supporters of the far-right Chetnik paramilitary in Višegrad who came together to commemorate the arrest of their founder Draža Mihailović. Dressed in uniform, supporters were heard chanting songs containing shocking words such as “there will be hell, the Drina will be bloody, […]
We are absolutely disgusted that a bag of pig entrails was left at the Srebrenica genocide memorial on Orthodox Christmas Eve followed by the singing of fascist songs. This stands in contrast with the true meaning of Christmas, being that of love and unity. This vile, Islamophobic behaviour is not an isolated event, but comes […]
Remembering Srebrenica pays tribute to Lord Paddy Ashdown
Fantastic session at the GMYCA with some great discussions about combatting hate and learning about the Srebrenica genocide. Thanks to the young people who attended for tackling some difficult material with great thought and respect! You are the future!
@UKYP @bycLIVE @manchesteryz @YouthCabinet @YouthTameside @SalfordYC @BuryUKYP @StockportYouth @SycTommy @YouthFocusNW @Lesley82Dixon @RECLAIMproject @RenHallYFNW @OurPassGM @tfgm @SrebrenicaUK The @greatermcr are currently creating the Greater Manchester Hate Crime Plan to help prevent and tackle hate crime.
You can help and have your say and share your views in a bid to improve how we tackle #HateCrime incidents across our city-region
@UKYP @bycLIVE @manchesteryz @YouthCabinet @YouthTameside @SalfordYC @BuryUKYP @StockportYouth @SycTommy @YouthFocusNW @Lesley82Dixon @RECLAIMproject @RenHallYFNW @OurPassGM @tfgm @SrebrenicaUK We're now presenting our ideas for projects for how we can help remember Srebrenica and also tackle #HateCrime #TacklingHateCrime 👍4
@UKYP @bycLIVE @manchesteryz @YouthCabinet @YouthTameside @SalfordYC @BuryUKYP @StockportYouth @SycTommy @YouthFocusNW @Lesley82Dixon @RECLAIMproject @RenHallYFNW @OurPassGM @tfgm @SrebrenicaUK We're now discussing #HateCrime in the UK and looking at statistics:
🤚 Sexual Orientation?
🤚 Alternative subculture?
It doesn't matter... Let's stop #HateCrime 🤚