Discover how middle and high school students can do more to learn about armed conflict and the attempts to limit it.
The Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum is a core element of our outreach efforts. Working together with a national network of educators, students are introduced to fundamental humanitarian concepts and basics principles of IHL though this comprehensive learning program. The entire curriculum is available here.
International Humanitarian Law Dissemination at the American Red Cross is charged with educating the American public about international humanitarian law.
Founded in the wake of the American Civil War by Clara Barton, known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her self-less service during the conflict providing aid and supplies to sick, wounded, and hungry soldiers irrespective of their allegiance, the American Red Cross has a long tradition of supporting the implementation of international humanitarian law and raising awareness of the legal limits in war. Today, the American Red Cross is guided by a Congressional Charter which mandates the organization continue its historic mission of strengthening the rule of law and alleviating the suffering of victims of disasters and armed conflict wherever they may be found. Read our full mandate.