Disability regularly intersects with other vulnerabilities in conflict like gender and age to place persons with disabilities at significantly greater risk of harm compared to other civilians. Given that persons with disabilities are “invisible” in peacetime, it is therefore essential to ensure their inclusion in civilian protection processes and incumbent on governments and humanitarian organizations to recognize and address their needs during conflict.
William is the Programs Intern at CIVIC. He is pursuing a LLM in International Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School, specializing in the intersection between international humanitarian law and human rights law. He has previously interned with the Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and the International Committee of the Red Cross.