“The words victim and survivor are not interchangeable. The word victim refers to someone who is the object of abuse and as such implies helplessness. It is correct to use victim when discussing someone who is injured by a landmine, but not someone who is in the process of recovering, since we do not consider that person to be helpless.”
~ Jerry White, co-founder of Landmine Survivors Network, November 2005
"Landmine Injuries and Human Rights: The Terminology of Victims and Survivors,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol17/iss3/2