IHL Youth Action Campaign

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 2023-2024 academic year teams will focus on the destructive effects of nuclear weapons during armed conflict and how the law treats the dangers posed by such weapons.

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 ihlyouth@redcross.org.