Canon supports Red Cross in promoting international humanitarian law
The French Red Cross is carrying out a project to introduce teenagers (10–19 year-old age group) to the basic rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) on the protection of victims of war and related issues.
The project uses role-playing to help young people understand rules put in place to minimise the number of war victims. Participants take on the roles of various persons found within a conflict, such as aid workers and prisoners of war, raising their awareness of issues faced during wartime in a very tangible way. Canon Europe supports the French Red Cross to train instructors and facilitators to more effectively run these projects.