"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.
Srebrenica Genocide Survivor Story - Mujo Delić"Mi gledamo, a svojim očima ne vjerujemo, svo vrijeme mislimo ovo će stati, nemoguće je da ovdje bude rata".
"We were watching but we could not believe our eyes, the whole time we were thinking it would stop, it is not possible for there to be a war here"
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Rabbi dr.Margaret Jacobi"On behalf of my Synagogue we send our thoughts to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina on this 25th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide. We pledge ourselves to remember and to act. In remembering the past we can together build a better future."
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has been the rabbi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue since 1994. She grew up in a Liberal Jewish family, and was an active member of ULPSNYC (now LJY-Netzer). She studied medicine at Birmingham University and then started a career in medical research, obtaining a PhD in physiology and working for two years in St. Louis
Missouri, USA. She is also the honorary Progressive Jewish Chaplain at Birmingham University and a member of the Faith Leaders’ Group which builds links between the different faiths in Birmingham.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Rachael Cox, Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham"The vision that all of us should have is that society needs to be to free from hatred. We all need to work in cohesion to achieve this goal by bringing communities together to REMEMBER Srebrenica, to honour the victims & survivors of this heinous crime."
Rachael Cox is the programme Manager for Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham, a registered charity , which works through the arts to raise awareness of the contributions that refugees make to the UK, and in particular to the city of Birmingham.
Each June they run the Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, a world music festival that focuses on the music of refugee producing countries and the work of refugee musicians, within a wider programme of world music from national and international artists.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Joy Warmington, CEO of BRAP" I still believe that genocide in Srebrenica is not recognised and understood across wider community which I think it is part of reason why these acts of remembrance are very important."
Joy Warmington, chief executive of Brap, recorded video message about remembering Srebrenica and commemorating 25th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica.
Joy Warmington was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare and community in the West Midlands.
Brap is a charity transforming the way people think and do equality. In her role as Chief Executive, Joy supports organisations, communities, and cities with meaningful approaches to learning, change, research, and engagement. She is passionate about helping anyone who believes in the rights and potential of all human beings and has successfully guided the organisation to its cutting edge position where it is nationally recognised for producing innovative equalities and human rights research and strategies.
Remembering Srebrenica 2020 - Susan Stretton (Healing Hands Network)"Please take a moment just to reflect on those that didn't make it and those who did survive. Remember Srebrenica this week on the 11th July. Please light a candle and take a moment to reflect and think of them."
For two years now, Bosnia UK Network has been working with the Healing Hands Network, a UK-based charity. The director, Susan Stretton, sends therapists to the Bosnian House in Birmingham twice a month, coming from different parts of the UK to help Bosnians and Herzegovinians. All therapists who come are professionals and hard-working activists who provide our members of the BiH community with various treatments such as massage, Reiki and Bowen therapy. The organisation has also been active in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 1997, sending voluntary free therapists to treat people suffering from the physical and emotional consequences of the Balkan war.
Remembering Srebrenica - Salma Zulfiqar, international award winning Artist & Human Rights Activist“As an artist and activist working with migrants and refugees promoting piece and tolerance in society my message is clear: There is no room for hate in our communities. Let's be reminded of the events in Srebrenica.“
We must never forget what happened in Srebrenica !
Salma Zulfiqar is an International Artist and Activist working on migration. Her current creative projects, such as ARTconnects & The Migration Blanket, focus on empowering refugee and migrant women by promoting integration, working towards preventing hate crimes and extremism. Her artwork has been exhibited in London, Birmingham, Paris, Greece & Dubai and she has been celebrated as one of Birmingham's most inspirational women in the book One Upon A Time in Birmingham - Women Who Dared to Dream.
Salma has also worked all over the world with the United Nations raising awareness of humanitarian issues in conflict and developing countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Somalia, Chad and Kenya.
Kim Sadique - Remembering Srebrenica Memorial week 2020Kim is chair of the East Midlands Regional Board of Remembering Srebrenica, a charity that works to ensure a positive legacy for the thousands killed during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. In video she is talking about.
The lessons learned from Srebrenica are that hatred and intolerance can flourish if left unchallenged even in an integrated society like Bosnia and Herzegovina where people of different faiths had lived peacefully together for hundreds of years. The message is: Every action matters!
Poruka Dr Lynnettee Kelly povodom 25.godišnjice genocida u Srebrenici
Poruka predsjednika BH UK Networka povodom 25.godišnjice genocida u SrebreniciKada se približava crveni mjesec juli, ožive i bolna sjećanja, osluškuje se vrisak tišine, uzburkaju se duše nedužnih…
Predsjednik BH UK Networka, Zaim Pašić svojim video obraćanjem podsjeća na poricanje genocida iako je prošlo 25.godina od genocida u Srebrenici. Ne samo da poricanje predstavlja nepoštivanje odluka međunarodnih sudova, već je i uvreda za žrtve. Poruka je jasna: “Trebamo nastaviti sa životima, ali genocid u Srebrenici ne smije se zaboraviti”.
Shaheen Ahmed about Mural in Bosnia House and workshop with young people from the Bosnian communityWe would like to use this opportunity to say thank you once again to Celebrating Sanctuary for funding this lovely project. Thank you also to Birmingham artists Shaheen Ahmed and David Thomas Barry for creating this marvellous art piece. Shaheen got the idea and inspiration for the mural after the workshop with the young people of the Bosnian supplementary school Birmingham .Together, they made a draft, and David managed to revive it with his talent. The width of the mural is 6 m, and the height is 3 m.
It is intended to enrich the space with its richness of colour and match the sounds of dance, song and laughter, which can be easily experienced at Bosnia House. It was officially unveiled by: the Mayor of Birmingham Mohammed Azim, Dr. Azmi Waqar OBE, His Excellency Vanja FIlipović and the President of the BH UK Network, Zaim Pašić.
Watch to find out more about her experience with the young Bosnians and Herzegovinians.