Through applied research, education, and advocacy SafeGround works to help prevent and reduce the impacts of war and conflict, to eradicate explosive remnants of war, to protect lives and restore livelihoods, to make unsafe ground safe and to prevent safe ground becoming unsafe.
Photo courtesy of Heather Faulkner.
SafeGround is a not-for-profit organisation that works to minimise the impacts of war. Legacy weapons such as land mines and cluster munitions continue to affect communities long after conflicts have ended. Since its inception in the early 1990s as the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Australian Network (ICBL-AN), SafeGround has actively supported and participated in the international legal treaty processes that culminated in the adoption of the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions.
As a member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, we are co-recipients of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. We are also a member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN). We became SafeGround Inc in 2013.
SafeGround’s vision is for a world without war and conflict; a world where governments and communities:
- Act in accordance with international humanitarian law and abide by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
- Prevent the use of landmines, cluster munitions and other indiscriminate munitions
- Openly engage in dialogue pertaining to the elimination of indiscriminate weapon systems;
- Oppose and remove indiscriminate weapons that impede development and cause suffering;
- Actively apply diplomatic and non-violent prevention and resolution strategies to address conflict and war;
- Respect and abide by international arms control treaties; and
- Respect and implement the rule of law, ensuring public accountability and transparency.
Promote universalisation of the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Raise awareness of the ongoing impacts of war.
Keep well informed about the humanitarian consequences of developing military technologies.
Work towards the eradication of all indiscriminate or legacy weapons
Promote the adoption of a treaty to ban the use of nuclear weapons
Oppose the use of any weapons that cause an unacceptable level of civilian harm and suffering.
Credits and Acknowledgements
All photos are credited to John Rodsted unless specified.
Icons used in the SafeGround website are credited to:
- Beaker by Lubos Volkov from the Noun Project
- Mortar Board by Guilherme Simoes from the Noun Project
- Megaphone by Sergey Demushkin from the Noun Project
- Land Mine by Ethan Clark from the Noun Project
- Australia by Alberto Guerra Quintanilla from the Noun Project
- Bombs by Julien Meysmans from the Noun Project
- Mushroom Cloud by Gokce Ozan from the Noun Project
- Team by Stephen Borengasser from the Noun Project
- Love by anbileru adaleru from the Noun Project (modified)
- Medal by Thomas Hirter from the Noun Project
Legal and Financial
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Account name: Safe Ground
Bank Account No.: 1026 3346
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