Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

14 July 2016

Reports indicate an apparent sharp increase in landmine incidents in northern Shan State, despite commitments made by armed actors not to use these devices. To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in... read more


Annual Report: in 2015, Geneva Call engaged with 61 active armed non-State actors on the protection of civilians

11 July 2016

Geneva Call’s annual report is now out! In 2015, Geneva Call pursued its efforts to engage with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) in order to better protect civilian populations during armed conflict: Geneva... read more


Geneva Call visits Thailand’s deep south to mobilize support for the public campaign on humanitarian norms

6 July 2016

From 27 June-1 July, Katherine Kramer, Asia Programme Director, visited Thailand’s southern border provinces, which have been experiencing significant levels of armed violence since 2004.  According to Deep South... read more


Democratic Republic of Congo: first steps towards greater respect for the civilian populations in North Kivu

6 July 2016

Geneva Call is entering its second year of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organization has recently observed concrete examples of improvements in respect for civilians by various armed groups with... read more

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Colombia: Geneva Call invited to support the demobilization of minors from the ranks of the FARC-EP

28 June 2016

Geneva Call is pleased with the 15 May 2016 agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) regarding the demobilization of minors from FARC-EP camps.... read more


Training combatants and lawyers on the rules of war in northern Syria

27 June 2016

Training combatants on humanitarian norms In May 2016, Geneva Call’s partner organization, the AFAQ Academy, started a new series of training sessions for four Syrian armed movements active in the north of Syria.... read more


Burma/Myanmar: update of Geneva Call’s latest activities on gender equality and the prevention of sexual violence

21 June 2016

Since 2012, Geneva Call has focussed on expanding and intensifying its gender work with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) involved in the protracted conflict in Burma/Myanmar.  Geneva Call continues to support... read more

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International Humanitarian Law must be respected by all warring parties involved in the Fallujah armed operations

10 June 2016

Geneva Call is deeply concerned about violations of international humanitarian law reported by media and international organizations during the ongoing military operations led by the Iraqi Army and supported by the... read more


World Humanitarian Summit: “Upholding the norms that safeguard humanity”

27 May 2016

At the invitation of the United Nations, a delegation of Geneva Call participated in the World Humanitarian Summit that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 23 to 24 May. Geneva Call had the opportunity to address... read more


New study: Armed groups, hinderers or facilitators of humanitarian action?

19 May 2016

On the occasion of the upcoming first World Humanitarian Summit on 23 and 24 May in Istanbul, Turkey, Geneva Call is releasing a study which presents and analyses armed non-State actors’ perceptions of humanitarian... read more