This year marks 25 years since the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim people were murdered due to hate.
To mark Srebrenica Memorial Week Leicestershire County Council has today (Wednesday 8 July) observed a one- minute silence to honour the victims of the massacre.
By honouring the victims and survivors of genocide we are pledging to create a better, stronger and more cohesive society. The lessons we learn from Srebrenica are that hatred and intolerance can flourish if left unchallenged. We must all understand the consequences of not taking action against hate. By doing this we give ourselves hope of illuminating the darkness and creating a safer community for all.Person:Louise Richardson, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for Equalities
For more information and resources around Srebrenica Memorial Week and the Bosnian genocide visit the Remembering Srebrenica website.