Civilians are treated as ‘collateral damage’. They have been turned into forever victims.
At Ceasefire, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way.
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The battlespace has expanded, across borders, into homes, into the virtual world. Starvation and disease have become weapons of war. Armed forces and militias fight in coalition or partnership, launch attacks remotely and deny all responsibility for civilian harm.
Photo: Kobane, Syria ©Orlok/Shutterstock
Our theory of change is based on using advances in communications technology to empower the voices of civilians and seeking to plug gaps in the implementation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws protecting civilians.
In conflict zones and displacement camps across the world, civilian voices and experiences are ignored or dismissed, undermining the protection of civilians from the effects of war. Ceasefire enables civilian testimony to be documented and recognized, empowers civilians to secure legal redress for violations, and advances protection for civilian rights.
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