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.