We are pleased to share that Remembering Srebrenica Scotland is extending its scope of work.

From 1 April 2024, the charity will broaden its purpose and the geographic scope of education work to include events which took place in the lead up to, during and after the 1992-1995 war across the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

From today the charity will be known as Beyond Srebrenica.

The Scottish charity currently coordinates Srebrenica awareness activities in Scotland, including commemorations and a schools education programme. It will continue in its mission to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide but will also include lessons from events which took place across the whole of Bosnia during the early 1990s.

The charity’s constitution has been amended accordingly to reflect this change, and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has been notified.

Despite only being created in 2016, the charity receives high level support across the political spectrum and is already well established in Scottish civic society.

Commenting on the change, chair of the board of trustees, Julie Adair, said:

“The changes which come into effect today are subtle in that we simply wish to broaden our geographic scope of interest from Srebrenica to the whole of Bosnia.

“This will better reflect the Scottish-Bosnian community with whom we have close links and will recognise the plight of hundreds of thousands of Bosnians whose lives continue to be affected by the war.”

Beyond Srebrenica will continue to acknowledge and teach about the genocide in Srebrenica and to work with the Mothers of Srebrenica, the Srebrenica Memorial Centre, and survivors.

Julie Adair added:

“As we look ahead to the 30th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, we remain resolute in our mission to tell the stories of the victims and those left behind. We honour their memory by promoting tolerance, acceptance and understanding to ensure that the crimes committed in Srebrenica and beyond, never happen again.”

Beyond Srebrenica, an independent Scottish charity, will continue to work with partners nationally and internationally to tackle hate and intolerance.