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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Latest News

Prioritizing Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping in the Central African Republic

Humanitarian Exchange CIVIC’s Marla Keenan and Stimson Center’s Alison Giffen discuss protection as a top priority for the UN force, MINUSCA, in the most recent edition... News Article | Posted 16 Sep 2014

Afghanistan: Return to Hope

CIVIC discusses civilian harm mitigation lessons learned in "Return to Hope” — NATO’s virtual overview of its mission in Afghanistan.

View the video here.<... News Article | Posted 05 Sep 2014

Marla Keenan Interviewed by Katherine Albrecht

Katherine Albrecht: Talk Radio with a Freedom Twist

Marla Keenan discusses CIVIC's current work and founding on Katherine Albreacht's Talk Radio with a Freedom Twist.

... News Article | Posted 01 Sep 2014

No Safe Place in Gaza

Article by Nicolette Boehland, Harvard Law Fellow at CIVIC. Article originally published by Huffington Post.

Last September, I went to Gaza to talk to civilians about their... News Article | Posted 19 Aug 2014

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