Long after wars are waged some weapons remain a lurking threat to civilians in the peacetime that follows. Landmines are indiscriminate weapons that wait underground for years and sometimes decades maiming and killing children, farmers and everyday citizens who happen upon them. “LEND YOUR LEG” Remangate “Roll-up” Campaign began when people were asked to roll-up their pant leg to draw attention to the landmine problem in Colombia and show solidarity with the victims.
Watch the official LEND
YOUR LEG video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGduCYrPlAo.
“Lend Your Leg” turned into a country-wide phenomenon. The campaign was hugely successful. WVCBL/PSALM joins the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Lend Your Leg Campaign to “Lend Your Leg for a Mine Free World”, and show solidarity with all survivors of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
On Wednesday, April 1st, PSALM students will host a LEND YOUR LEG SOLIDARITY DAY at school. YOU are invited to join us and roll up one pant leg, wear some cool socks and symbolically “stand” in solidarity with the victims and survivors of landmines. PSALM students want to dedicate this solidarity day to ”the most vulnerable…children”.
APRIL 4TH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MINE AWARENESS
December 2005, the General Assembly declared that April 4TH of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.