This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.
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 religious identity.
As an organisation that works to promote human rights and build bridges between different faith and religious communities, we believe that we must ensure that we never forget about the genocide.
We reaffirm our commitment to standing up against all forms of hatred and prejudice that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.
The theme “Every Action Matters” seeks to encourage every person to reflect upon their own behaviour and choices that they make, and demonstrate that however insignificant it may seem, every action matters, whether positive or negative.
It aims to show that those who stand up and unite against hatred can make a difference. It sets out to dispel the notion that one person cannot make a difference and show that the action of one individual does matter and that they can achieve a great deal, however small their action may appear initially.
It’s now more important than ever for us to come together as people, no matter what our background, to celebrate diversity and to stand together in solidarity against hatred and discrimination.
We hope you will join us in mourning the loss of those who died at Srebrenica and reflecting on how we as individuals, groups and communities can come together to build a better future without hatred.
Please find out more, by watching our video which shares the crucial testimonies of survivors:
We must never ever forget. Please take action to stand up against injustice and remember all the lives so cruelly lost.
Thank you 🧡
This blog is dedicated to all of those who lost their lives and their loved ones. May you rest eternally in peace.