International Mine Awareness Day – ‘Lend Your Leg’ Campaign

International Mine Awareness Day, UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet lends a leg On International Mine Awareness Day, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet participated in the “Lend Your Leg” initiative to sensitize world leaders as well as people around the world to join the UN Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) campaign to prevent deadly weapons from causing indiscriminate harm to civilians. In contemporary conflicts, as much as 90 per cent of casualties are civilians, … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Lens of Hope

   Lens of Hope     I watched Miss Landmine Pageant, a documentary on the Documentary Channel.  It was about women maimed by landmines being photographed for a pageant.  One woman had her accident when she was five.  She had one leg.  She said that sometimes she dreams that she has two legs.  She is an activist and was at the United Nations in 1995 campaigning to ban landmines.  There was another woman who had no legs. The woman are in Cambodia a country known for its many landmines.  Morton … [Read more...]

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