Leaving a legacy in your Will is an amazing way to create a lasting, positive impact on the movement for human rights
We believe that everyone has human rights, no matter where they are living. Being in a war zone should not result in human rights violations. We are constantly working to empower civilians worldwide, especially in the Middle East and North Africa.
Gifts in Wills are a huge contribution to help civilians in conflict-affected zones. Your last act of generosity could represent a new future for so many people seeking justice and reparation.
Legacy gifts can be vital to our work to keep civilians protected caught up in conflicts around the world. By leaving a gift in your Will you can help to ensure that human rights abuses and atrocities are exposed, and the human rights of this very vulnerable group are protected.
Gifts in Wills of any size will help Ceasefire to protect the civilians in war situations of the future.
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When making your Will, you can decide to leave a gift for Ceasefire and help us to protect civilians rights worldwide. You just need to communicate your intentions to your solicitor, there is no need to let us know your decision and you can then update your Will at any time. Get our free guide to discover more.
I have personal experience of the terror and horror that victims face in war and conflicts. My family were victims of the Shifta War (1963–1967) which was a secessionist conflict in which ethnic Somalis in the Northern Frontier District (NFD) of Kenya attempted to secede from Kenya to join Somalia. One of my earliest memories is of my family hiding in terror in a bunker of our shop as the town called Lare was ransacked by the Somali insurgents.
When the attack was over, we emerged from our hiding place to find that most buildings in the town were razed to the ground, however, my grandfathers’ shop was surprisingly untouched. When the Kenyan army finally arrived, they falsely assumed that our family supported the insurgents and they, in turn, looted and burned down our shop which left us destitute.
Years later after we migrated to the UK, I went to El Salvador during the civil war as part of the ‘Witnesses for Peace’ programme to stay with a Salvadorean family who was threatened by the death squads. However, as the terror increased even the presence of a foreigner was not enough to protect the family and we all fled to a refugee camp in Guatemala.
In the past year, I have tried to help Ceasefire increase the quantity of donations. So, when it came to arranging my Will, I thought of Ceasefire and some of the most vulnerable men, women, and children that it helps to protect in some of the most violent situations around the world.
I will not be alive to witness my biggest donation to Ceasefire. Yet after I have gone, somewhere in this world I hope I might help Ceasefire protect the human rights of civilians caught up in warKrishna Maharaj - Donor