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Many students and other young people across the globe are already involved in the campaign against landmines. You too can take action in your community, at school or on campus!
Start or join a letter-writing campaign.
Make a presentation to your class or community.
Take part in a theatre event to raise awareness of the effects of landmines on communities.
Hold a vigil for those killed and maimed by landmines every day.
Host a conference on landmines.
Arrange a film show or art exhibition on landmines.
Organise a public protest or collect signatures to urge non-member states to join the Mine Ban Treaty.
Help raise money to support the ICBL's advocacy work.
Get in touch with your national campaign.
Volunteer or intern for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Take a look at the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines' classroom section (www.uscbl.org, click on Get Involved then Creative Classroom Lessons), the Mines Advisory Group's education section, the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor's frequently asked questions on landmines, or Zona Minada's educational videos in Spanish (www.zonaminada.cl, click on Andes Sur i+d then Educativo.)
Invite other youth to join you in taking action. Involve peers in your student group, social club, fraternity/sorority, faculty or class. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Use campus events or activities in your community to gather support for the campaign, spread awareness and raise money - e.g. parties, social evenings, registration/enrolment, graduations or concerts.
Write an article on the landmine issue for your student newspaper, ask them to do a photo feature on the issue, write a letter to the editor, organise an interview or news piece for campus radio.