The American Red Cross’s International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign empowers youth and young adults, ages 13-24, to learn about international humanitarian law—the body of law that governs armed conflict.
Young people volunteer to educate the American public on IHL by exploring topics with their communities through peer-to-peer education campaigns. Youth teams participate in an IHL training, during which they learn how to build their own educational campaigns and conduct in-person and social media activities to promote awareness around IHL.
For the 2020-2021 academic year teams will focus on education in war – the destruction of educational systems during armed conflicts and the protections IHL provides.
Watch an informational video about the program:
If you are interested in promoting IHL in your community by participating in the IHL Youth Action Campaign program, contact your local chapter or email email@example.com.