The work starts here, Nujeen Mustafa said at the 2022 Dublin Conference where 83 countries signed a declaration to strengthen the protection of civilians against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Nujeen is a Kurdish Syrian refugee. The bombardments in Syria left her disabled and she had to flee from Syria, crossing eight borders in her wheelchair. She is one of many young activists and she is an inspiration for us all.
The declaration was an important milestone for PAX in 2022. It took 11 years of campaigning of PAX and allies to get there. The horrific Russian war of aggression in Ukraine that shocked the world this last year, with its merciless bombing of populated cities, has made the need for the urgent implementation of this declaration cynically clear. You can read more about the Declaration in our annual report.