DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

12 October, 2009


Most people think of Srebrenica only in the context of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, which is the second genocide that Serbs had committed against Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in the area. The first genocide against Srebrenica Bosniaks had been committed in 1943 by Serbian NAZI-collaborators known as Chetniks. However, Srebrenica is much more than just a place of two genocides.

Hate Stops Here

The Srebrenica-based NGO Association "Friends of Srebrenica" (Prijatelji Srebrenice) is comprised of Bosniaks and Serbs who work together for a better future. The director of this multi-ethnic organization - which is financed by the governments of the Netherlands, United States, as well as the United Nations - is Dragana Jovanovic. Five other employees include Mira Blagojevic, Bojan Maksimovic, Dijana Hren, Ado Hasanovic, Dejan Petrovic, Ljubisa Milovanovic, and Esad Mandzic. There are also volonteers working on behalf of this NGO and they are: Ismeta Hamzic, Mirjana Sarenac, Emina Kovacevic, Rada Simic, Ajsa Muhamedbegovic, Maja Radic, Sanja Rosuljas, and Almir Sinanovic.

They have a web site which they regularly update with all kinds of positive and interesting news from Srebrenica. You would be surprised, but this small town is very rich in culture and beautiful things happen there on a daily basis. But, that's not all! They even have a video journal covering a range of topics tailored to th
e interests of youth - who are the future of this town.

Connect with Friends of Srebrenica

Official web site: www.prijateljisrebrenice.org
Video Journals: www.youtube.com/user/silwer3
Facebook: www.facebook.com/prijatelji.srebrenice