International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
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10 Things You Can Do

Whether you have 10 minutes, one hour or plenty of time, you can help build a world free of landmines! The strength of the ICBL comes from the involvement of people like YOU at the local, national and international levels.

1. Learn about landmines

Visit the ICBL site, read about the latest global developments in the annual report issued by Landmine Monitor, have a look at our list of links.

2. Join a local campaign or start one

Contact one of the national campaigns to ban landmines. If there is no campaign in your country then consider starting your own! If you are from a non-governmental organization, read how to become a member.

3. Sign a petition

Add your voice to the petition launched by Avaaz.org to call on the United States to ban landmines.

4. Send a lobbying letter

Write to one of the countries that have not joined the treaties. Urge them to get on board right away!

Write to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of treaty members states and urge them to lobby the non-member states to join.

Read our writing tips and sample letters.

In December 2009 the Obama Administration announced it had initiated a comprehensive review of U.S. landmine policy to determine whether the U.S. will join the Mine Ban Treaty. Send a lobbying letter to call on the U.S. to join the treaty! Use the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines' online letter-writing tool or Human Rights Watch's online letter-writing tool.

5. Get the word out

Write to a local newspaper, call up a local radio station, and send information to your friends.

6. Organise a public event

Raise awareness in your community! Organise a photo or art exhibition, start a landmine awareness day, set up a letter-writing event, hold a public demonstration...

7. Stay informed and join in the discussion

Subscribe to our newsletter and join us on Facebook and Twitter

8. Volunteer for the ICBL

If you are as passionate about this issue as we are and willing to dedicate some of your time, find out more about volunteering or interning for the ICBL

9. Contribute to Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor

Consider providing information for Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. Find out about their research network and whether you can contribute by looking at the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor website or writing to monitor@icbl.org.

10. Make a donation

Support the ICBL online or by mail. Every bit counts!