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Blogging and research support for advocacy on civilian victims of conflicts

Rome

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed

Details

Mission and objectives

Founded in 1943, in the midst of the devastation of World War II, the Italian National Association for Civilian Victims of War [ANVCG] was tasked with assisting civilian victims. Since then, it has promoted the interests and protected the rights of its members (to this day, 120.000 registered members). To date, ANVCG has proven to be a key actor in Italy as promoter of peace and a guide for the new generations, keeping the memory of the fallen, and caring for those civilians affected by armed conflicts. According to Italian law (D.P.R 23 December 1978) ANVCG represents and defends the moral and material interests of civilian war victims and their families. The traditional aim of the ANVCG, especially in the immediate post-war period, has been to provide assistance to Italian civilian victims of the Second World War and protect their rights (war pension, sanitary assistance, access to work etc.). The original mandate has not changed along the years. ANVCG promotes the culture of peace, through the memory of those lost in the war and the solidarity for all the civilian victims all over the world. For this reason, ANVCG supports and promotes initiatives of peace, cooperation and friendship between States for the end of conflicts and makes the public opinion aware about the impact of war on civilian population. To reach this goal, ANVCG collaborates with Italian public authorities (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defense, etc) and other national and international nonprofit organizations. As mentioned earlier, the ANVCG has recently created a research centre, which goal is to promote peace and reconciliation, advocating for the interests of the civilian victims of all cases of armed conflicts. Focusing on the memories of non-combatants, the centre navigates through the complexity of armed conflicts and assesses the economic and social impact on civilians, both for the individuals and for the community. To further this goal, the centre will be promoting the prosecut

Context

L'Osservatorio is aiming at raising awareness on the issues of Humanitarian Disarmament and the Protection of Civilians in Conflict among international audience, particularly students and academia, with special interest in the connection between Disarmament and SDG 16.

Task description

- Identifying, on a weekly basis, topics related to L’Osservatorio’s mandate, i.e. the consequences of conflicts on civilians. - Selecting sources of information related to the selected topic. - Drafting articles in Italian for each English topic selected and approved (around 250 words). - Reviewing the edits and comments made by L’Osservatorio’s team on the drafted article - Translation of articles in English to support our partnership with AtlasofWar.com

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