Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Peter Sagar, member of the NE Board, teacher and human rights activistVideo is from Peter Sagar, member of the NE Board, teacher and human rights activist with over 30 years of experience. Peter visited Sarajevo, Tuzla and Srebrenica in 2017 with Remembering Srebrenica. Peter is a published regional historian, interested in the connections between genocides such as that at Srebrenica and our own lives in North East England, and especially what lessons we can learn from such awful events.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Kate Green MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education"I've visited Bosnia with Remembering Srebrenica, and saw for myself the site of these incredible horrors, the painstaking work that's still being done to recover the remains of those who were killed and heartbreaking dignity and courage of the families who were left behind."
Thank you to Kate Green MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, for joining us in remembering Srebrenica and standing up against hatred and intolerance.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Sophie is co chair of Gateshead Youth Assemblymp4Sophie is co-chair of Gateshead Youth Assembly, and has recorded a video to speak about the importance of young people learning about the Srebrenica genocide and the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Thank you Sophie!
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Lucy Adams, Chair of the North East BoardVideo is from Lucy Adams, Chair of the North East Board and Student Engagement Coordinator at Leeds Beckett Students' Union. Lucy also volunteers with Gateshead Youth Council.
Lucy first became involved in the charity in 2017 as a student when she attended a memorial event in Newcastle, and has since visited Srebrenica and completed an internship with Remembering Srebrenica, and now chairs the board.
Durham County Council raising flagWe are grateful to Durham County Council for raising the Remembering Srebrenica flag and marking 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the thousands of lives lost during the Srebrenica genocide, they will be flying the Rembering Srebrenica flag at County Hall to mark Srebrenica Memorial Week
County Durham has long-standing links with Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, miners from Tuzla sent aid to striking miners in the North East. Then during the war, Durham miners reciprocated, sending aid to Tuzla.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Gateshead CouncilThe Remembering Srebrenica flag was raised at Gateshead Civic Centre this morning.
Thank you Gateshead Council
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Message from the North East Bosnian Community'This week marks the beginning of another memorial week across the UK.
25 years since the atrocities that tore our country apart; 25 years since women were abused and raped, while men were abused and killed; 25 years since hundreds and thousands of residents were uprooted from their homes and displaced across the world; 25 years since a community of 100 or so Bosnians began calling the north east their home. In those 25 years we have been welcomed with open arms and been given the space and resources to grow as a community. There are now teachers, doctors and researchers with that community who have worked closely, and will continue to work, with local councils to educate and raise awareness of the traumas we survived.
Across the north east this week, there will be events held to commemorate the Bosnian genocide. Local councils across the north east will be raising the Bosnian Genocide Remembrance flag throughout the memorial week, including one raised at Durham Cathedral and Durham castle. The millennium bridge and the Penshaw monument will both be illuminated in memory of the lives that were lost. The main North East Bosnian community memorial event will be held on the 11th of July at 11am outside Newcastle Civic Centre Council chamber.
The North East Bosnian community would like to thank the local communities for their continued support.'
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Welsh Parliament SeneddAs well as the Welsh Parliament (Senedd) providing a bespoke film to remember Srebrenica, we are now delighted to provide the clip from the Plenary meeting from the 8th July - the day of the Wales national Commemoration - where Presiding Officer Elin Jones - Ceredigion (Llywydd) opened Plenary with a statement of remembrance and support from herself, First Minister of Wales The Right Honourable Mark Drakeford MS/AS and our patron David Melding MS.
The Senedd also raised the Srebrenica flag, which will remain flying outside the Senedd for this Srebrenica Memorial Week (5th - 12th July).
We are grateful for this support ...
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - ITV Wales news about the Welsh - Bosnian choral collaborationThe unstoppable Abigail on ITV Wales news talking about the Welsh - Bosnian choral collaboration which has come about to commemorate 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide.
Abi was one of our Womenspire winners last year. She blew us away with her commitment and dedication to educating and raising awareness about the Srebrenica genocide and the war in Bosnia in the hope that people will turn away from hate and learn the lessons of history
Elvir Solak telling us about his experience..
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Scotland's First Minister, Nicola SturgeonOn this 11th July 2020, 25 years since over 8000 men and boys were murdered and countless women subject to sexual violence and rape, Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has sent this video message.
"Bilo ih je 8372"- BH dopunska škola Coventry, Velika BritanijaMi, prva, druga i treća generacija Bosanaca i Hercegovaca danas svjedočimo da se zlo Srebrenice nije, neće i ne smije zaboraviti. Mi danas kazujemo Svijetu da nas suze srebreničkih majki jednako bole kroz sve tri generacije i kunemo se da će tako biti i u narednim stoljećima.
We, the first, second and third generations of Bosnians and Herzegovinians pledge today that we did not, will not and must not forget. Today we shout out to the World that all Bosnian mothers’ tears hurt us equally throughout all three generations, and that is how it will be for the centuries to come.
Vanja Filipović, Ambassador of BiH to the UKPoruka Nj. E. Vanje Filipović, Ambasadora BiH u UK povodom 25te godišnjice od genocida u Srebrenici: "Ovih dana širom Velike Britanije biće održano preko hiljadu događaja posvećenih Srebrenici i svakom učesniku i organizatoru se najiskrenije zahvaljujemo. Dakle nismo sami u našoj borbi protiv zaborava i borbi za istinu.'
Message H. E. Vanja Filipović, Ambassador of BiH to the UK on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide: "These days over a thousand events dedicated to Srebrenica will be held across the UK and we truly thank every participant and organizer. So we are not alone in our fight against oblivion the truth.