LEND YOUR LEG (2012-03-01)
Today a month long global world campaign, LEND YOUR LEG is officially starting in Slovenia as well.  ITF Enhancing Human Security and Faculty of Humanities of the University in Koper (FHS) are working together to help raise awareness on dangers of landmines. 

Start of the global campaign “LEND YOUR LEG” coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the Ottawa Convention intended for eliminating anti-personnel landmines (AP-mines) around the world. By signing the Ottawa Convention numerous countries pledged to ban the use, stockpiling, production and sale of landmines. The Convention has already been signed and ratified by 159 Member States with the Republic of Slovenia being among the first countries to join, sign and ratify the Convention.  Despite great success that has been achieved with the implementation of the Ottawa Convention over the years the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) still continues to advocate the accession of even more countries to the Convention.

The ITF has joined the ICBL International Campaign "LEND YOUR LEG" in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities of the University in Koper, which is simultaneously implemented in 138 countries around the world. The campaign, which has been successfully implemented in Colombia last year is aimed at raising mine awareness and elimination of anti-personnel landmines (AP-mines). Numerous well-known and reputable intellectuals, politicians, artists and sports figures have already joined the campaign. 

During the campaign many events will take place aimed at raising mine awareness in Slovenia and the world. The highlight of the campaign will be on 4th April - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action when all those in support of mine action will roll up their pant leg thus symbolically expressing their support for all mine victims whose lives have drastically changed and to warn those countries that have not yet signed the Convention to accede to the Mine Ban Treaty. The campaign will also try to help raise funds for the purchase of leg prostheses for Slovenian paraglider Simon Vogrinec who lost both his legs when he landed and accidentally stepped on a land mine on the slope of mountain Jahorina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

From 1st  March 2012 (the official launch of the campaign) the web site www.posodisvojonogo.si  will be providing information on the  course of the campaign . 

Prominent Slovenian politicians, representatives, businessmen, artists and sports figures have already joined the campaign “LEND YOUR LEG”. Among them are the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Karl Erjavec, IBF world champion boxer Dejan Zavec,  photographer Arne Hodalic, musicians Tomislav Jovanovic-Tokac and Zoran Predin, Miss Slovenia 2011 Lana Mahnic Jekos, Slovenian professional basketball player Radoslav Nesterovic and many others.
Join the campaign and lend your leg.

On following links please find global campaing movie "Lend your leg" and slovenian campaign movie "Posodi svojo nogo".

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