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93% of event organisers stated that they strongly agreed that Srebrenica events are a part of an ongoing effort to create more cohesive societies, showing the value of collective acts of commemoration in uniting communities.

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Remembering Srebrenica offers additional support with the planning and organising of your Community Action. For more information or to discuss ideas please fill in this form.

Remember Together

The lesson of Srebrenica is that the stirring up of hatred and discrimination is always wrong, and if left unchecked, can lead to terrible evil. So, we should all, wherever we live in the world, work for understanding and tolerance between all peoples. That is the message of the ‘Remembering Srebrenica’ initiative, and I warmly commend them for their valuable work.

HRH Princess Anne

Request a Speaker

If you are organising a community action, you can make a request for a speaker to attend to share their lived experience.

Join Us for a Coffee Morning

In this Coffee Morning pack, you will find a brief history, survivor testimony and also information on the importance of coffee in the Bosnian culture. We hope the pack inspires you to organise your own coffee morning to remember and honour the victims and survivors of the genocide. 

Coffee Morning Pack 2021 Remembering Srebrenica Resource

Community Action

Srebrenica Memorial Day honours the victims and survivors of the genocide. It offers a unique opportunity to remember the lives lost in Srebrenica, to highlight the continued consequences of genocide, and to reaffirm our own commitment to strong community relations here in the UK.

By holding a memorial day in your local community you take a significant step towards helping achieve this goal. It is through these powerful messages that we are all able to strengthen our resolve and send out a message to all those attempting to create divisions within our societies. 

Council Resources

From flying flags to reading survivor stories, screening a short film to holding a minute of silence, Councils have an important duty to honour and remember both the victims and survivors of the Srebrenica genocide.

 

Our template programme includes a speech, survivor testimony and example activities for your commemorations which you can adapt to suit the nature of your event. We have also included resources so that councils can table a motion that the Council will commemorate Srebrenica and remember the victims of the genocide. We have a draft motion that has been used successfully by other councils and which can be replicated to make it relevant to your local area.

Faith & Interfaith

Commemorating Srebrenica within your faith community is a powerful and often very meaningful way to connect people with the Lessons from Srebrenica. Download our suggested materials below, which you can adapt to suit your own congregation. These template programmes contain relevant prayers, stories, and pledges for those who wish to mark Srebrenica in Churches, Mosques and Synagogues or as an Interfaith event. 

Police Resources

Working with police is becoming an important feature of our work at Remembering Srebrenica, and we welcome the support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, who have encouraged constabularies across the UK to mark the genocide.

In order to support the police in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide, we have created a tool that can be used as a presentation or a workshop, linking hate crime and some of the 10 stages of genocide, so that police officers, control room workers, as well as cadets can learn from Bosnia, and understand how forms of hatred can intersect and compound each other in the UK.

Rebuilding Lives Resources

Every year, Remembering Srebrenica selects a theme that reflects an aspect of the genocide that must be commemorated, but also speaks to communities here in the UK.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Rebuilding Lives’.

Please find ready-made resources for your commemoration.

Memorial Day Event Ideas

There are a number of different ways that you can commemorate Srebrenica Memorial Day. Take a look below for some ideas of how you might want to get involved and bring your community together

Host a Film Screening

A powerful way to raise awareness of the impact of hatred and intolerance is to hold a film screening event.

Hold a Women's Event

Work with your networks or women’s groups to highlight the role of women in conflict using our presentation

Host a Community Meal

What better way to bring people together or learn about other cultures than through a shared meal.

Work with your Local Authority

Organise a civic memorial event with your local community, trade union, school and library to create a powerful community event.

Hold an Interfaith Event

Why not organise a ‘Peace Walk’ between different faith venues in your town. If you are part of an interfaith group, you could read an interfaith prayer and light a candle for those who lost their lives.

Hold a Book Club

Learn more about the history of Bosnia or genocide to discuss in July and use as a way to bring people together to create dialogue around the issues of prejudice and intolerance.

Run a Workshop

Why not teach others about the lesson learned from Srebrenica and promote tolerance and the embracing of difference in schools and education institutions.

Get Creative

Consider artistic ways to hold an event. Dance, music, poetry, and photography create a unique element to any memorial event.