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  • published Stop Bombing Civilians in Take Action 2019-10-28 13:20:48 -0400

    Stop Bombing Civilians

    Demand justice right now for children like Khaled and their families!

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    Sign the petition to stop bombing civilians!

    I call on all States worldwide to:

    • Publicly commit to end the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas;

    • Fully implement the treaties banning landmines and cluster munitions without delay and encourage non-signatory states to sign them;

    • Contribute to assisting the victims, clearing weapons in affected zones, and preventing further injuries and deaths.

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  • Report | Seeing the invisible: Sexuality-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior of children and youth with disabilities in China

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    Young people with disabilities have the same right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as their peers without disabilities, but their needs and rights are often overlooked. The findings of this study, which was initiated by UNESCO and Humanity & Inclusion, aims to provide evidence to support decision-making by government agencies, educators, development workers and other relevant stakeholders regarding developing and implementing disability-inclusive SRH and sexuality education policies and program for young people in China.

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  • published HI welcomes new global ambassador in Press Releases 2019-04-16 15:57:52 -0400

    Neymar Jr becomes Handicap International ambassador

    August 15, 2017
    Contact: Ron Smith

    Geneva, Switzerland / Silver Spring, MD—The Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. became the new International Ambassador of the award-winning international NGO Handicap International today during an event at Geneva’s Place des Nations. Through this partnership, Neymar is lending his huge fame to a good cause: empowering the most vulnerable people in the world, people with disabilities living in poor countries, victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

    The first action of Neymar Jr. as an ambassador of Handicap International was to send a message of support to people with disabilities across the world. At about 3:30 pm in Geneva, he went on the top of the 39-foot Broken Chair monument and called for more inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Symbolically, this message took the shape of a soccer ball with the logo of Handicap International on it. He then kicked the ball down the line of flags that lead to the Palace of Nations. The event was followed by a press conference hosted by the United Nations Office in Geneva.

    Broken Chair is the work of the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, erected 20 years ago by Handicap International in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva to call for a ban on antipersonnel landmines.

    More broadly speaking, Neymar Jr. chose to engage with Handicap International and to promote all of the charity’s work alongside persons with disabilities in 56 countries.

    The star and Handicap International initially met in 2016 to discuss access to prostheses for amputee children, a subject that’s particularly close to Neymar Jr.’s heart, and a cause he has already supported. He wanted to support similar actions on a global scale, and got to know Handicap International’s prosthetic and orthotic programs.

    In October 2016, Neymar Jr. showed his support to Haitians impacted by the devastating Hurricane Matthew by urging his followers on social media to support our work in the hard-hit nation.

    In future, Neymar hopes to travel to the field to see Handicap International’s projects in person, but this has not yet been possible due to his busy schedule.

    Neymar is Handicap International’s first International Ambassador. In North America, Handicap International benefits from the committed support of two Goodwill Ambassadors: American pilot, motivational speaker and RightFooted star Jessica Cox, and Canadian Dark Matter actor Anthony Lemke.


    About Handicap International

    Handicap International is an independent international aid organization. It has been working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster for 35 years. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions, and promoting respect for their dignity and basic rights. Handicap International has set up development programs in more than 60 countries and intervenes in numerous emergency situations. Offices in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States work constantly to mobilize resources, jointly manage projects and to increase the impact of the organization’s principles and actions. Handicap International is one of six founding organizations of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997; and the winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2011. Handicap International takes action and campaigns in places where “living in dignity” is no easy task.

    Connect with Handicap International: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram 

  • Neymar Jr. says it’s time to “STOP”

    In September 2017, Neymar Jr. told his 81 million Instagram followers that he stands with our Stop Bombing Civilians campaign. The soccer start wrote “STOP” on his hand, then posted a selfie on Instagram.

    In Sao Paulo, Brazil, children benefiting from his foundation, Instituto Neymar Jr., added their support by taking pictures with the “STOP” message written on their hands.


    Humanity & Inclusion supporters all over the world are taking selfies with the word “STOP” written on their hands to raise awareness on the acute humanitarian problems caused by the bombing of civilians.

    Join Neymar Jr. by sharing your very own STOP selfie using the hashtag #StopBombingCivilians. Published photographs are being featured on Humanity & Inclusion’s Stop Bombing Instagram page alongside photos of bombing victims to underline the public’s solidarity with them.

    This global campaign demands an end to the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Explosive weapons kill and inflict suffering and serious injuries, which can result in permanent disabilities and serious psychological trauma. A shocking 92 percent of casualties are civilians when such weapons are used in urban settings. Survivors are often forced to flee, as explosive weapons destroy essential infrastructure such as houses, schools, and hospitals.

    Neymar Jr. joined the Humanity & Inclusion family as our first global ambassador on Aug. 15, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, where he stood atop the iconic Broken Chair monument in front of the United Nations, and kicked a football down the avenue of flags. 

  • published Help Syrian Refugees in Donate 2019-02-25 09:19:54 -0500

    Help Syrian Refugees


    Your tax-deductible gift will help Syrians with injuries or disabilities as well as those displaced by the violent conflict. Since the beginning of the crisis, Humanity & Inclusion professionals are assisting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. We are providing urgently needed emergency rehabilitation care, distributing walking aids, and supporting hospitals in the care of wounded civilians.

    Please, join us in supporting the innocent victims of this devastating civil war. By making a gift now, you are giving them new hope for a better future.

    Humanity & Inclusion is co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to ban landmines, the 1996 Nansen Prize for our work with refugees, and the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest humanitarian prize, for our work in Haiti after the earthquake.

    *Any funds raised beyond the needs of our emergency response will be used to support other vital programs in the region and around the world.

  • signed up on Removing Barriers: Lebanon 2019-02-20 12:57:31 -0500

    Report|Removing Barriers: Lebanon

    With support from the Australian Government, this study was carried out between October 2017 and January 2018, in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees such as Bekaa and Baalbek-Hermel governorates of Lebanon. We reached 506 households with 2,495 people in Lebanon. Participants were randomly selected to join the study. 


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  • Report | Victim assistance in the context of the use of explosive weapons in populated area

    As a political declaration on the prevention of civilian harm from the use of explosive weapons is successfully moving forward, civil society, national and international organizations continue working alongside governments to ensure that the declaration will be comprehensive, and will effectively respond to the expectations of those who have suffered from the consequences of the use of explosive weapons.

    With the aim of contributing to the Political Declaration process, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Humanity & Inclusion launched an initiative with civil society and international organizations along with survivors to develop a common understanding on the needs and the rights of victims of explosive weapons. 

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  • published Support Syrian Refugees in Donate 2018-01-24 11:31:55 -0500

    Support Syrian Refugees


    Your gift today will help the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, including children with disabilities and those who have been injured by violent conflict. Humanity & Inclusion is assisting refugees from Syria in neighboring Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. We are providing urgently needed emergency rehabilitation care, distributing walking aids, providing psychosocial support, and supporting hospitals in the care of wounded civilians.

    Please, join us in supporting the innocent victims of this devastating civil war. By making a gift now, you are giving them new hope for a better future.


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  • Launching a new brand | Top global agencies give global launch a boost

    Two leading agencies have given generous support to Humanity & Inclusion to help ensure that as many people as possible worldwide welcome the brand.

    The award-winning agency Cossette hails from Montreal, Canada, and won the bid for the rebranding project. Cossette’s expertise was apparent from the start, and their attention to upholding our mission was central to their efforts.

    They were also generous—not only did they agree to our low budget ($0.45 cents per active donor worldwide), they also offered us their creative know-how to build the concept for a new campaign to launch Humanity & Inclusion.

    A wonderful complement to Cossette’s creativity was the support of international media corporation, JCDecaux. JCDecaux donated $125,000 worth of free advertising space to showcase the new campaign in New York City, and also provided free ad space in Paris, London, Vancouver, and beyond.

    We are grateful to these leading agencies, and others, for sharing their talents and advertising real estate to help us reach more people.