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Victim Assistance and Widowhood

June 23, 2015

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Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor “Victim Assistance and Widowhood”  (23 June – International Widows’ Day) On 23 June the international community recognizes the rights of widows and the need to address the poverty and injustice they and their dependents face in many countries: Absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers, neglected by national and local authorities […]

Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries

December 3, 2014

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The Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014. This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance […]

Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor Findings

December 5, 2013

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The Monitor Victim Assistance Team launches a new report: http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/media/131747/Frameworks_VA-December-2013.pdf. The ICBL-CMC has also released recommendations that accompany the report. With review conferences for both the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions fast approaching, the time has come to take stock of victim assistance achievements to date in order to determine how […]

Cluster Munition Victim Assistance—4MSP

September 24, 2013

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At the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 10-13 September 2013, states rededicated themselves to fulfilling their victim assistance obligations under the convention. Also, in the margins and lunch breaks of the meeting, victim assistance stood out as a hot topic of discussion and interest. States and civil society […]

Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors

May 28, 2013

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Victim Assistance – Monitor Briefing Paper:  Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors This paper looks at good practices within States Parties in promoting physical accessibility, while also noting where work remains to be done to realize the full potential of initial efforts. In the past year, Monitor reporting has identified more good examples to draw from […]

Landmine Monitor Report 2012 – Victim Assistance

December 5, 2012

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  Landmine Monitor Report 2012 Landmine Monitor 2012 is the 14th annual Landmine Monitor report. The 65-page report provides a global overview of developments in victim assistance, casualties, mine ban policy, contamination, clearance and support for mine action. Since the Mine Ban Treaty went into effect, most States Parties with significant numbers of survivors strengthened ownership […]

Cluster Munition Monitor 2012 – Victim Assistance

September 6, 2012

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Cluster Munition Monitor 2012 was launched in advance of the Convention on Cluster Munitions’ Third Meeting of States Parties, in Oslo, 11 September 2012. The Monitor found that in the two years since the convention entered into force on 1 August 2010, States Parties have reported making more efforts than ever before to improve the […]