Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
Amra Dautović came to the UK as a child refugee during the Bosnian War. Arriving to the country without speaking a word of English she now has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Amra is now the Managing Director of the My Time Richmond Fellowship Division and has won several awards for her efforts and contribution to Mental Health work. Although she says her biggest achievement is her family, especially her two young children that she hopes to raise with knowledge and pride of their family heritage and origin. This is her story.
Al Jazeera Balkans has launched a new interactive website marking next year's 20th anniversary of the end of the siege of Sarajevo.
‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ is a new 60-minute film by Edinburgh-based film-maker Samir Mehanović. It portrays the long-term impact of the genocide through a series of interviews with men and women, whose lives were altered forever during those days. The film tells the story of the extraordinary men and women who survived the genocide and raises serious […]
Survivors of the Srebrenica genocide tell their story in a new documentary which gets its first-ever showing in Sarajevo on the day dedicated to remembering those who perished in the atrocity.
A group of London School of Economics (LSE) students took part in an educational visit to Srebrenica. Rahat Siddique, Nadia Raslan, Riz Nasrullah, Mustafaen Kamal and Anisa Ahmed travelled as part of our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme. Here, they document their thoughts on the experience.
Love seeing all the connections which are made through the work of @SrebrenicaUK. Truly bringing people together in a meaningful way through a shared passion. Nothing like sharing food and celebrating others to build friendships 💕4
A fantastic evening celebrating our incredible Community Champions in London last night. Over 150 memorial events took place in Memorial Week alone in the city. So many connections made to build friendships across communities. Thank you to all who joined us!4
@SrebrenicaUK are proud to present the award for the Best Education Event to the People’s Palace Project, who created a play to raise awareness of the genocide @Stage3Company 🎭
Huge congratulations to @PeoplesPalaceUK & all of the other amazing winners of tonight's #SrebrenicaAwards! It's truly inspiring to hear the many different ways that #volunteers are sharing the lessons of Srebrenica with their community. @SrebrenicaUK
@SrebrenicaUK Thanks for a wonderful, inspiring evening in great company at the London Awards dinner. Always a pleasure & an honour @DMUVC @DMU_CCJ is committed through education & social action to prevent hatred & intolerance & to support global peace #UNSDG16