Northern Ireland's community relations chief, Peter Osborne, is taking over from Dr Ahmed Helmy as chair of the Northern Ireland Board of Remembering 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.
Prominent Scots will be visiting Potocari Memorial Centre to hear from survivors of the genocide first hand about what happened, taking the lessons back to their communities.
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.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
A poignant memorial service to remember those who lost their lives in Srebrenica was held at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church on Sunday (September 4). Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Bromsgrove came together to unite against hatred and intolerance while readings were made from The Bible and Qur’an. Cllr Helen Jones, leader of Bromsgrove District […]
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today visit Srebrenica, the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.
Remembering Srebrenica is taking an interfaith “Lessons from Srebrenica” delegation to Bosnia this week to learn how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used to help create a better, safer and stronger society in Northern Ireland. The delegation is the first from Northern Ireland and will be […]
Breaking the Silence: Bosnia and Beyond brought together a panel of experts on violence against women to consider how we can learn from our collective dark past. This talk was recorded to be shown at the event in Gloucester in July 2016. All the names in the talk have been changed.
Hajrudin Mesić, the youngest of five brothers, is the only one of his siblings to survive the Srebrenica genocide. He was 21 when it happened. Before the war started, he had more reason than most to be hopeful about his future. “I always wanted to continue studying and be a teacher. We were the first […]
Rabbi Kleiman reciting prayers at the Memorial Centre in Potocari during an interfaith delegation
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