| Mission, Vision, Goals
MISSION Created by and for survivors, LSN empowers individuals, families and communities affected by landmines to recover from trauma, reclaim their lives, and fulfill their rights.
VISION A victim-free world where all people can fulfill their potential and contribute to a just and secure future.
STRATEGIC GOALS LSN’s survivor-centric integrated programs address the whole person on the journey from injury to recovery.
Health: Deliver peer counseling and trauma recovery services to improve the health of survivors.
Opportunity: Build economic independence for survivors and their communities.
Rights: Empower survivors to promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities.
About Landmine Survivors Network
Founded by two landmine survivors in 1997, Landmine Survivors Network (LSN) is the first international organization created by and for survivors. LSN links landmine survivors to healthcare and rehabilitation services, provides social and economic reintegration programs, and works to ban landmines around the world. A leader in the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines, LSN has also emerged as a pioneer in peer support—building peer relationships that help transform victims into survivors, and ultimately, into fully participating citizens.
LSN works with survivors to help them recover physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. Our focus on health, economic opportunity, and human rights is tailored to the special needs of each survivor. We have helped thousands of families affected by landmines, war, and civil strife, provided more than 60,000 home and hospital peer visits, and helped launch hundreds of survivor-owned businesses. LSN is also a leader in the campaign to draft a U.N. Convention on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
LSN has regional network offices in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jordan, Mozambique, and Vietnam, and our programs have reached out to survivors in 43 of the 87 most mine-affected countries and regions around the world.