Thursday, July 11, 2019

Statement of Support on Srebrenica Memorial Day, 11 July 2019

On Srebrenica Memorial Day, 11 July 2019, West Lancashire Borough Council remembers the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. On this day in 1995, 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered, simply because of their religious identity.

West Lancashire Borough Council recognises that no society is invulnerable to prejudice and intolerance, and that we must continue to take positive action to build stronger, more resilient communities.

West Lancashire Borough Council commends Remembering Srebrenica’s theme, "Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate", which seeks to inspire people to challenge those who promote division; celebrate those who build bridges between communities; and encourage others to build bridges of their own.

West Lancashire Borough Council supports the work of Remembering Srebrenica and affirms our commitment to:

  • Condemning and challenging all forms of hatred, intolerance, denial, prejudice and discrimination;
  • Championing diversity while celebrating those who promote peace and understanding between communities; and
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of the lessons from Srebrenica and the consequences of hate.

West Lancashire Borough Council hopes others will join us in honouring the victims killed in Srebrenica, and reflect on how we all – as individuals, groups and communities – can come together to build a society free from hatred.

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