The Center for Civilians in Conflict works with local communities in conflict zones to help them strengthen self-protection mechanisms and advocate for better protection from local and international security forces.

In Afghanistan, for example, in parallel with advocacy efforts, we are organizing and training community leaders to engage with armed actors on how to improve security and reduce civilian harm in four provinces.

In northeast Nigeria, CIVIC is facilitating self-protection workshops for local communities and dialogues between community leaders and security forces focused on civilian protection needs.