Lend your leg for landmine survivors today.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is calling on people to “lend their leg” today to highlight the problems that landmines still cause around the world.  Lend Your Leg is a simple campaign. Today is the UN Day for Mine Action and Mine Awareness, people all over the world will be asked to roll up their trouser legs showing solidarity with survivors of landmines and other explosive remnants of war, calling on the international community to eradicate these weapons for good.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a global network in over 90 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where landmine and cluster munition survivors can lead fulfilling lives.  The Campaign was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Since then, they have been advocating for the words of the treaty to become a reality, demonstrating on a daily basis that civil society has the power to change the world.  The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) believes that physical therapists play a vital role in dealing with the health problems and functional limitations that are the direct consequence of armed violence and the use of landmines and other weapons of war, even in peace times.  Many physical therapists have worked in areas affected by landmines and treated people with amputations or other injuries relating to landmines. Read more on the WCPT policy on “The consequences of armed violence, landmines and other weapons of war“.

So, ‘lend your leg’ today!  Join us to to stand with survivors and declare with one voice NO MORE LANDMINES.