WHO WE ARE

About Us

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We are a global community of pragmatic optimists, experts, practitioners and advocates

with a vision of a world free of conflict.

We believe that war does not end on the battlefield. We believe that war, and its legacy of destruction, death and sickness, lives on in succeeding generations, in those who had little and nothing to do with war but pay its heaviest price.

We’ve worked in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, and in the U.S., alongside the most vulnerable communities, to raise awareness about and address the ongoing legacies of Viet Nam War-era use of Agent Orange and Explosive Remnants of War.

Our expertise derives from decades of on-ground research, surveys, data-gathering, and providing direct support to those impacted in affected countries.

War Legacies Project is a global nonprofit that helps many in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, as well as in the U.S., including veterans, to overcome legacies of war and build new legacies for themselves and their families.

 

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What We Do

Through our distinct body of vision, practice and change, along with our research, programs and advocacy, we work with practitioners to stabilize communities, peoples and land in post-war Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, and in the U.S.

How We Work

Our holistic approach to upholding the right of all to economic security, good health, education and to healthy lands, forests and bodies of water and biodiversity has enabled us to continue fostering a world free of conflict.

13 YEARS OF IMPACT

  • Coordinate programs in Vietnam and Laos to mitigate the impact of wartime use of Agent Orange-Dioxin

  • Give hundreds of children with disabilities access to health care and educational resources

  • Provide income generation support and improving housing for families caring for severely disabled children in Viet Nam

  • Research the extent of Agent Orange-Dioxin contamination in the Lao PDR and surveying the villages in the sprayed regions

  • Maintain Agent Orange Record, a comprehensive online source on all things Agent Orange-related

  • Provide assistance and information to affected people in Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and in the U.S., including Vietnam War-era veterans and their families

  • Advocate for increased and proactive support and funding from governmental, nongovernmental and people-to-people sources for post-war remediation efforts

  • Collaborate with leaders, other NGOs, experts and journalists to raise awareness about the ongoing impacts of UXOs and other Explosive Remnants of War through facilitating events and more

WHAT WE DO

Agent Orange and Dioxin

Explosive Remnants of War

WAR LEGACIES WE ARE ADDRESSING

OUR ISSUES

THEORY OF CHANGE

ENDING WAR LEGACIES

OUR STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

How the violences and inhumanity of white supremacy, racism and economic exploitation are connected to war