On Landmine Awareness Day, 4 April 2012, students from a Global Studies course at Wilfrid Laurier University participated in the “Lend Your Leg” Campaign. Participants rolled up their pant legs to emphasize the human cost of landmines and “lent legs” to the many victims who have lost their limbs. The global event included U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and thousands of others around the world.
Wilfrid Laurier University is affiliated with CLMF through the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) in helping to raise awareness about the continuing problem of landmines. We here at CLMF would like to congratulate the students who participated and for being so involved in such an important issue. It was ordinary Canadians like them who helped push the world to action and sign a ban against Landmines in 1997, and now a new generation is taking up the torch to rid the world of these terrible weapons. Please view this video to learn more about the “Lend Your Leg” Campaign and international efforts towards antipersonnel landmine education, awareness and rehabilitation.