Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Latest news

peshmerga

Mosul: Geneva Call works with the Shia Popular Mobilization Forces and the Peshmerga forces on the protection of civilians

1 November 2016

As the military operations around Mosul enter their 16th day, Geneva Call is continuing in its efforts to raise awareness about the protection of civilians with the main armed actors involved, particularly the Kurdish... read more

Fighter-not-Killer

Syria: Geneva Call launches “Fighter not Killer”—a media campaign on the rules of war

21 October 2016

On 20th October 2016, with hostilities ongoing in Syria, Geneva Call relaunched its “Fighter not Killer” media campaign on the rules of war. Until December, video clips presenting such basic humanitarian rules... read more

dsc00857

Iraq: “civilians must be respected and protected in Mosul, regardless of their religion” say representatives of civil society organizations

20 October 2016

On 18th October, Geneva Call in partnership with Un Ponte Per, Public Aid Organization and Norwegian People's Aid, organized a conference in Dohuk on the protection of civilians during the military operations in... read more

eln

Geneva Call welcomes the announcement of the official start of the negotiations between the Colombian Government and the ELN

13 October 2016

Geneva Call is delighted with the official start of the peace negotiations planned on the 27th of October in Quito, Ecuador, as announced on the 10th of October by the Colombian Government and the ELN. Geneva Call... read more

capture

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call and partners conduct a first humanitarian workshop with the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army

11 October 2016

From 9 to 11 October, Geneva Call conducted a workshop for the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) on humanitarian norms in co-operation with the Karen Community Based Network Group and three international agencies... read more

sudan

Sudan: 7 SPLM-N representatives in Europe attend a training session on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva

11 October 2016

Geneva Call held a training session for 7 SPLM-N representatives based in various European countries (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). The SPLM-N has been a signatory to... read more

capture

Geneva Call’s Executive President is awarded the 2016 Fondation pour Genève Prize.

6 October 2016

On 6 October 2016, the Fondation pour Genève awarded Elisabeth Decrey Warner the 2016 Fondation pour Genève Prize at a ceremony in Geneva. Around 600 people attended the event, including the General Director of the... read more

lebanon workshop

Lebanon: Geneva Call trains youth from political parties on law of armed conflict

23 August 2016

With the support of Finland, Geneva Call launched a summer school on the rules of armed conflict for youth from different political parties in Lebanon. “This is a unique opportunity, a neutral space for Lebanese... read more

syria-workshop

Seven leaders of a Syrian Kurdish political movement discuss humanitarian norms in Geneva

28 July 2016

From July 9 to 10, Geneva Call organized a workshop with high-level representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) - an opposition political movement in the Kurdish area of Syria - to discuss key... read more

fnk drc

DR Congo: Launch of the “Fighter not Killer” awareness campaign to sensitize armed movements on the rules of war

27 July 2016

Goma, July 27th 2016 “Act as a fighter and not a killer”; this is the core of the multimedia campaign that Geneva Call launched in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on July 27th, in the presence of... read more