Training for Landmine Survivor Advocates

In up to 70 countries, 60 to 110 million mines have been placed. Each month they kill or injure 2,000 people around the world. Image source: www.refugeecamp.org
In up to 70 countries, 60 to 110 million mines have been placed. Each month they kill or injure 2,000 people around the world. Image source: www.refugeecamp.org

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

05 - 12 May 2001, Geneva, Switzerland
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre)

Organizers

Landmine Survivors Network.

Participants

A group of 8 landmine survivors from South America have received training by two coordinators.

Project details

For several years the personal stories presented by landmine survivors have had a significant impact in reminding experts, diplomats and decision-makers of the human faces behind issues being discussed. However, after the successful realization of a convention banning anti-personnel mines and two years of work to implement it, the time has come to deepen the practice of inclusion to ensure that landmine survivors are effectively involved in the expression of their needs and means developed to meet these needs.

Therefore, a leadership training program is being launched in Geneva during the May Inter-sessional meetings of the Mine Ban Treaty to develop a set of survivor advocates from mine-affected countries. These advocates will have the capacities necessary to represent, organize and advocate on behalf of landmine survivors and other persons with disability in their home countries and within meetings and processes related to the Ottawa Convention.

Theme: Training for Landmine Survivor Advocates.

Role of ICVolunteers

7 volunteers contributed 112 hours doing interpretation from and to French, Spanish and English.



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