At Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), our team is focused on helping civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict. We work directly with people who have the power to transform the planning, conduct, and aftermath of conflicts for civilians—from military officials and policymakers to UN bodies and civilians themselves. Our staff is found in places like Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan, with our headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more about our history and our founder, Marla Ruzicka, here.

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Sahr Muhammedally Remarks at SOCOM Legal Conference

SAHR MUHAMMEDALLY, Senior Program Manager MENA and South Asia AT CIVIC, SPOKE AT THE United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Legal Conference on February 25, 2015. (AS PREPARED).

 <... Press Release | Posted 27 Feb 2015

Civilian Harm Persists Despite Robust UN Mandate in Eastern DRC

By Kyle Dietrich, Senior Program Manager for Africa and Peacekeeping Programs at the Center for Civilians in Conflict

In an unprecedented statement, the United Nations Security Council... Blog Post | Posted 21 Jan 2015

Aryeh Neier to Join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Board

WASHINGTON, DC— Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), will join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s (CIVIC) Board of Directors, CIVIC announced... Press Release | Posted 11 Dec 2014

Center for Civilians in Conflict Welcomes Akwasi Aidoo to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC—Akwasi Aidoo, the founding Executive Director of TrustAfrica, will join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Board of Directors, the Center announced today.

... Press Release | Posted 10 Nov 2014
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