Advocacy

MAC works with its coalition members, international partners and you – our active supporters - to achieve a mine-free world and to eliminate the disastrous consequences of indiscriminate weapons on civilian communities.

We seek to prevent further civilian casualties due to indiscriminate weapons and to ensure existing victims receive the help they need. We believe the human-made disaster caused by these weapons is solvable in our lifetime.

Our vision is to bring humanity one step closer to peace and social justice by eliminating the impacts of victim-activated weapons and restoring the rights and dignity of affected individuals and communities. Your support helps us implement programs domestically and internationally to bring us closer to this vision through further our advocacy work in Canada, internationally and with civil society groups around the world! We do this by:

  • Participating actively and providing leadership in all relevant international meetings and conferences on landmines, cluster munitions, their respective treaties and humanitarian disarmament issues.
  • Developing and disseminating accessible education materials on indiscriminate weapons; organizing forums where the public and decision makers can dialogue with experts speaking on topics such as implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and stopping investments of Canadian funds in companies that produce cluster bombs or their components.
  • Engaging and educating decision-makers in Canada and around the world on this issue through one-on-one meetings; providing regular updates the progress and obstacles in treaty implementation; and generating media attention on the issue via press conferences, press releases and media opportunities. Planning and implementing in collaboration with ICBL-CMC or Campaign to Stop Killer Robots partners, annual strategies to engage countries that are not part of the treaties in addition to engaging member countries with pending implementation mine action deadlines through media events, educational campaigns, one on one advocacy meetings and research publications.

 

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