Remembering Srebrenica 25 Years On06 Jul 2020
This Saturday, 11th July, is Srebrenica Memorial Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. On this day in 1995, 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 Muslim identity. As an organisation we pledge to never forget about the genocide and reaffirm our commitment to standing up against hatred and prejudice.
This year’s commemoration theme is “Every Action Matters”. It seeks to encourage every person to reflect on their individual behaviour and the choices that they make to demonstrate that every action has an impact. It aims to show that those who stand up to hatred can make a difference. It sets out to dispel the notion that one person’s actions, no matter how small, are not meaningless and that they can achieve a great deal.
On Srebrenica Memorial Day we will remember and honour those who were brutally murdered. We commit ourselves to working towards building a more cohesive, stronger and safer society that is free from hatred, discrimination and prejudice.