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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 […]

Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement

June 20, 2015

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Landmines/ERW, Refugees, and Displacement (20 June – World Refugee Day) Recognizing record high and increasing levels of global displacement and ongoing impact of landmines and cluster munitions, today the Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor is publishing Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement, a timely new briefing paper that expands upon and updates developments since the last […]

Bangkok Symposium to Advance Victim Assistance Efforts 15-16 June

May 8, 2015

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The Bangkok Symposium will be held on 15-16 June in the Thai capital. The symposium aims to assist States to “strengthen national assistance programmes” and “integrate landmine assistance programmes in a broader disability perspective.” The symposium represents continuity the effort to ensure full, equal and effective participation of mine victims. In 2013, Thailand, with the […]

“Bridges”: Stronger Support of Landmine Survivors

April 23, 2015

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At an event  in Geneva on 23 April, convened by Costa Rica, the Chair of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance, experts explored ways to follow-up on the Bridges between Worlds global conference that took place in Medellin, Colombia in April 2014. Experts called for global discussions on supporting landmine survivors to […]

Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance—UNICEF

March 3, 2015

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UNICEF Paper: Assistance to Victims of Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War: Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance The Guidance on Child-focused Victim Assistance is available in eight PDF documents. The first section contains the Acknowledgements, Foreword, Acronyms and Chapters 1 through 4: Chapter 1. Introduction: The Need for Child-focused Victim Assistance Guidance Chapter 2. Mine […]

Bridges between Worlds – Update

September 22, 2014

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Bridges Between Worlds Update 22 September 2014 Bridges between Worlds was a global conference that addressed fundamental questions about the place of landmine victim assistance in other domains, such as the worlds of disability, heath care, education, employment, development, poverty reduction and human rights. The Bridges between Worlds Chairperson’s Summary highlights that those who care […]

Committee on Victim Assistance

September 19, 2014

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Update – 26 November 2014 (Convention’s ISU) “On Monday 24 November, the Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance briefed representatives of States Parties on Maputo Action Plan commitments to ensure that measurable improvements have been made in the well-being and the guarantee of the rights of landmine victims, in time for the Convention’s Fourth Review Conference […]