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WHAT YOU CAN DO…

In 2015 an average of 18 people around the world lost their life or limb to a landmine or another explosive remnant of war, every day. That means over 6,460 people were hurt or killed in 2015. Still some 60 countries around the world are contaminated by landmines and thousands of people continue living with a thisdaily […]

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Poongsan: Stop Producing Cluster Bombs

Campaigners from 49 countries around the world, representing hundreds of civil society organizations, signed a joint letter urging the CEO of Poongsan to immediately halt the production of cluster munitions. The countries represented are Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Colombia,  Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, […]

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“WE ARE ALL CONNECTED” PSALM ART EXHIBIT

              “WE ARE CONNECTED” ART EXHIBIT opened on Friday, February 10th  at the Monongalia Arts Center, downtown, Morgantown. The exhibit will run until March 4th, 2017.   “WE ARE ALL CONNECTED” PSALM ART EXHIBIT is a look at the interconnectedness of life and the need to abolish landmines and cluster […]

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PSALM Students Receive Human Rights Award

The City of Morgantown’s Human Rights Commission recognized PSALM students as an organization that exemplifies the spirit of diversity and human rights and contribute to making Morgantown a more inclusive community in honor of Human Rights Day on December 10, 2016. PSALM students were selected to receive the first Don Spencer Human Rights Award. PSALM students were […]

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Cluster Munition Use in Yemen by Saudi-led Coalition

On December 6, the Saudi-led coalition fired Brazilian-made rockets  containing cluster munitions in Saada, close to two schools. There were at least 8 civilian casualties- 2 people were killed and 6 others were injured, including a child, resulting from the attack. Read the Human Rights Watch press release here: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/12/23/yemen-brazil-made-cluster-munitions-harm-civilians Sadly, the Saudi-led coalition continues […]

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15MSP Successfully Concludes in Santiago

            The 15th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (15MSP) concluded successfully on 1 December with important advances in the treaty’s implementation and a strong commitment expressed by states and civil society to work together to reach a mine-free world by 2025. International campaigners including WVCBL/PSALM participated in the MSP. […]

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The Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties, Santiago, Chile

The Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty will take place in Santiago, Chile, from 28 November to 1 December 2016.  At the 15MSP, the States Parties are expected to report progress and plans on implementing the Maputo Action Plan and achieving their treaty obligations. States not party are expected […]

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PSALM Students Present at WVU Health Science Center for Global Health Day

The Global Health Program at West Virginia University Hospital Health Science Center hosted its annual Global Health Day event on Thursday, October 20th, 2016. PSALM students were invited to set up information tables to raise awareness about the devastation caused by landmines and cluster munitions the world over. Students presented to visitors at the event. Dr. Larry Schwab was the keynote speaker on Childhood Blindness.

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2016 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to President Juan Manuel Santos in recognition of his efforts to return peace to Colombia by ending its decades-long civil war. The Committee noted that “The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not […]

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Nations Condemn Use of Cluster Bombs

Deadly Attacks in Syria as Treaty Members Meet (Geneva) – Nations attending the annual meeting of the international treaty banning cluster munitions on September 7, 2016, condemned the continued use of these weapons in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. During the three-day meeting in Geneva, first responders, local activists, and journalists reported at least […]