Roger R., a junior at Iona College in New York, tells us why he participates in the IHL Action Campaign.
The IHL Action Campaign was brought to my team’s attention when Amanda, a staff member from our local Red Cross chapter, came to our college campus to talk about the work of the American Red Cross. She made us more aware of what the organization represents and the impact it has not only in the local community and across the country but also across the globe, including through the IHL Action Campaign. Once I heard that this was a new program designed to educate youth about IHL, the body of law that limits war, I was immediately attentive. Most young adults do not know what IHL is or how it affects individuals across the world. Amanda’s visit was my initial moment of enlightenment, when I decided I should educate my peers about how we can make a difference in the world.
Young people are the future. The future should entail exploring and expanding towards new horizons to solve problems. After educating youth about IHL, they can bring new perspectives and ideas towards improving mankind as a whole. For me, that’s what the IHL Action Campaign is all about: educating not only young people but everyone so that we can reach new heights and give respect to everyone and anyone.
Guest Blogger: Roger R.
*The purpose of IHL Action Campaign is for young people to teach their peers about the importance of IHL, as well as issues related to gender, refugees, and humanitarianism.