Remember Srebrenica

Date Published: 02 July 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity. 

An awareness week called Remember Srebrenica is taking place from Sunday, July 5 to Sunday, July 12. The theme is "Every Action Matters” seeks to encourage every person to reflect upon their own behaviour and choices that they make, and demonstrate, however insignificant it may seem, every action matters, whether positive or negative. 

It aims to show those who stand up and unite against hatred can make a difference. It sets out to dispel the notion that one person cannot make a difference and show the action of one individual does matter and they can achieve a great deal, however small their action may appear initially. 

In January we marked Holocaust Memorial Day which recognises the Srebrenica genocide as among the attrocities acknowledged.

In Bosnia in 1991 the mass killing resulted in the death of around 100,000 people, and the displacement of over two million men, women and children. The massacre on 13th July 1995, when over 8,000 Muslim men and boys from Srebrnica were murdered in 72 hours. 

If you would like to mark Remember Srebrenica on your social media accounts please use the hashtag #Srebrenica25. For more information please visit the Remember Srebrenica website.  ​