Every year, millions of civilians are killed, injured, and displaced due to armed conflict. These innocent men, women, and children are too often overlooked – so the Center for Civilians in Conflict works on their behalf. CIVIC calls on and advises international organizations, governments, militaries, and other parties to implement policies that prevent civilian harm. Its dedicated team travels to conflict zones to speak directly with those affected, brings their stories to those in power, and provides expert advice on ways to ensure civilian safety. When harm does occur, CIVIC presses warring parties to make amends and assist those caught in the crossfire – a seemingly fundamental concept that is, in reality, wholly new to war policy and practice. And the world is listening. In a decade of work, CIVIC has conducted effective, high-level advocacy with numerous international stakeholders (including the United Nations and NATO), and has been instrumental in documenting civilian harm and developing better protection tactics across the globe, from Afghanistan to Libya. Together, we can lower the human cost of war.