Less than 30 years ago, the Bosnian war ripped apart a multi-ethnic country in the heart of Europe. 100,000 people were killed. No village, town or family was unaffected. The single worst atrocity happened in the town of Srebrenica in July 1995. Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered by Serb forces. This genocide was the worst atrocity in Europe since the Holocaust.Genocide does not happen overnight. Politicians and others spread fear and hatred, breaking apart decades of trust in communities, turning neighbour against neighbour. In Bosnia, and many other places, the world did too little, too late to prevent or stop this. Remembering Srebrenica Scotland is a charity that promotes awareness of the Srebrenica genocide. We stand with the survivors and learn from their experience to help create a better and safer world.
What We Do
Remembering Srebrenica Scotland’s goals are to advance education about the
Srebrenica Genocide, and to promote citizenship, reconciliation, and religious and racial harmony and to promote equality and diversity by tackling hatred and intolerance, helping to build a better, safer and more cohesive society. We aim to:
1. To raise awareness in Scotland of the Srebrenica Genocide through visits, engagement, education, media exposure and events.
2. To generate new, and support existing, memorials in Scotland during the annual Srebrenica Genocide memorial week in July, as well as during ‘White Armband’ day at the end of May.
3. To arrange for delegations from Scotland to visit Srebrenica and thereafter raise awareness in Scotland of the genocide.
4. To promote the elimination of discrimination on the grounds or race, ethnicity or religion by raising awareness of the Srebrenica Genocide amongst the public in Scotland.
5. And, in our education work, to highlight the causes and effects of hatred, intolerance, prejudice and other acts of systematic discrimination in society which have led, or have the potential to lead, to genocide. To this end, we base many of our education resources on Gregory Stanton’s Ten Stages of Genocide
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Remembering Srebrenica Scotland commemorates the Srebrenica genocide through education and events, challenging hate speech, denial and intolerance.SCIO SCO46540
We are thrilled to be recognised in the Scottish Parliament with our play, 'Inseparable', co-produced with @CollingwoodL https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/votes-and-motions/S6M-10819
This week is #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek2023 A quick #SundayThread Hate crime starts long before you think it does. I use this phrase because it provides opportunities for society to better notice and address early all forms of abuse including hate crime. 1/11
Another feature in today’s @heraldscotland from @MrMcEnaney following his visit to Bosnia earlier in the month as part of our delegation led by @DvdHmltn’s 🏴🇧🇦
In Sarajevo there is a museum dedicated to those who have grown up - or died as children - in war zones. I visited recently with @RemSrebScot and wrote about it for @heraldscotland.
I desperately wish it weren't all so appropriate today.