Protecting civilians should be conceived as a wide goal of conflict prevention and sustainable development, which gives attention to the health and wellbeing of people, the social structures that ensure justice and dignity, and the environment. It is a goal towards which more can always be done.

Article 36’s research and policy work focuses on applying this wide lens to patterns of harm and the international policy discourse, including looking at how the impacts of the use of weapons affect civilians and communities across space and time.

Featured image: Children in Bardarash refugee camp, Northern Iraq, November 2019 © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

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