Marking the entry into force of the Cluster Munitions Ban Convention (2010).

Marking the entry into  force of the Cluster Munitions Ban Convention (2010).
On 1 August 2010-2015 the Belarus Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions hosted a “Beat the Drums to Ban Cluster Bombs” music concerts, along with a multimedia photo and film exhibition Photos taken during the event are available via the Cluster Munitions Coalition web site at: www.flickr.com/photos/clustermunitioncoalition/sets/72157624651204582

Campaign actions on 1 August 2015

Campaign actions on 1 August 2015
SCAF Youth Center organised campaign actions on 1 August 2015 (concerts, film screening, photo exhibitions, ext.) to celebrate the fifth anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions; These cultural and sporting events will hopefully contribute to the "Stop Explosive Investments" campaign to increase pressure on banks and other financial institutions to disinvest from producers of cluster munitions and activity to promote govern...

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty entry into force and the 5th anniversary of the treaty’s entry into force for Belarus

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty  entry into force and the 5th anniversary of the treaty’s entry into force for Belarus
On 1 March 2009 the Belarus Youth CBL organized a concert in the center of Minsk (http://www.interfax.by/event/39843). The performers were popular Belarus rock groups such as NEURO DUBEL, BLAGI MAT!!! and others. There were ongoing video demonstrations and slide shows on landmines and also presentation by the campaigners. The campaign organized extensive publicity and media outreach around this event via major TV and radio channels, printed media, and...

Examples of peace-building activities

The following recent events organized by SCAF illustrate the methods it uses to engage young people in arms control and peace-building activities: –Marking the anniversaries of the Mine Ban Treaty entry into force and the 5th anniversary of the treaty’s entry into force for Belarus (2015) –Marking the anniversaries of the Cluster Munitions Ban Convention (2015). –Marking the anniversaries of the entry into force of Cluster Munitions Ban Convention...

Peace-building music festivals

Peace-building music festivals
We also engage young people in peace-building through music festivals. The events usually include: –Performances by music bands – members of peace-building campaigns –Film screenings and photo exhibitions; –Interviews for the major news agencies, media briefings; –Letter-writing campaigns and petitions targeting key decision-makers –Presentations by youth campaigners about the Belarus and international campaigns, their achievements and ...

Mine-Free World music video

As an example of engaging youth in volunteering for peace through artistic means let’s watch and listen to the music video Mine-Free-World. The song Mine-Free-World was first performed at the Mine-Free-World Summit in Nairobi, Kenia. The video was developed by SCAF Youth Center in cooperation with my music band “BLAGI MAT!!!” and with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and International Red Cross. It is regularly shown on Belarus TV and p...