Marla Ruzicka


Marla Ruzicka, a young anti-war activist who had spent ten years working on various human rights issues, began a door-to-door survey of civilian casualties in Iraq the day after Saddam Hussein’s statue was pulled down in Baghdad. In response to the tragedy she observed, she founded the “Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict,” CIVIC, a humanitarian organization committed to helping families of Iraqi and Afghan civilians who suffered loses as a result of military operations. On April 16, 2005, at the age of 28, she herself became a victim of the war when she was killed in a car-bomb blast in Baghdad.





Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace

2005 Architects of Peace Award Citation for Marla Ruzicka