East Midlands

Chair – Associate Professor Kim Sadique

Professor Kim Sadique is Head of Community and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, Leicester. She is a genocide scholar and activist criminologist whose teaching and research seeks to facilitate change and build stronger communities. Professor Sadique’s work on guiding methodologies and curatorial practices at memorial museums is leading the development of innovative ways of educating about genocide and crimes against humanity. She has visited Srebrenica on numerous occasions including with a group of students from De Montfort University as part of a #DMUGlocal project supporting students to become social activists and upstanders against hate. Professor Sadique is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the Leicestershire Police Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel. She is Chair of the Global Peace and Justice Research Group at De Montfort University – a research group that supports the publication and dissemination of research on issues of peace and justice and contributes to knowledge transfer for the public good.

Board Members:

Revd Dr Tom Wilson (Interfaith) 
John Coster (Media) 
Ferid Kevric (Bosnian Community)
Jane Drapkin (Education) 
Laura Paton (Young People) 

East Midlands Region:
The East Midlands Regional Board covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Why we do what we do:

The East Midlands Board undertakes a wide variety of activities that seek to prevent hatred and build stronger, more cohesive communities across the region. Our activities include education work in schools, colleges and universities, commemorative/memorial events, research and community outreach. The East Midlands Board, made up of academics, activists, community leaders and people with lived experience of genocide and ethnic cleansing, seeks to commemorate, educate, advocate and act in order to put an end to genocides, mass atrocities, hate crime and identity-based violence.

We work with survivors of the Srebrenica genocide and other mass atrocities carried out during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as survivors of other genocides, to show solidarity with them, to learn from their experiences, to honour the memories of the victims and to speak up and speak out against identity-based prejudice, discrimination, injustice and persecution whether that is on our doorstep, or around the world. We believe that everyone should and can live well together and that each of us has a responsibility to ensure that the words ‘Never Again’ never have to be used again, anywhere, ever.


We are active on social media and have undertaken a number of Facebook Livestreams in collaboration with the Documentary Media Centre and Conflict Reportage Archive.