Protection des civils dans les conflits armés

Nos réussites

Depuis sa création en 2000, l’Appel de Genève est intervenu auprès d’environ 90 acteurs armés non-étatiques (AANE) dans le monde entier et a sensibilisé plusieurs milliers de leurs membres et dirigeants aux normes du droit international humanitaire. À ce jour, 50 AANE ont signé l’Acte d’Engagement sur l’interdiction des mines antipersonnel, 26 d’entre eux ont signé l’Acte d’Engagement sur la protection des enfants dans les conflits armés et 24 sont signataires de l’Acte d’Engagement sur l’interdiction des violences sexuelles et contre la discrimination basée sur le genre.

D’une façon générale, ces engagements sont respectés. Les signataires ont adopté des mesures de mise en application et consenti à coopérer avec l’Appel de Genève pour la vérification de leur respect des engagements pris. En outre, un certain nombre d’AANE qui n’ont pas signé les Actes d’Engagement ont toutefois adopté des mesures visant à respecter les normes internationales en vigueur, par exemple en limitant l’usage des mines ou en facilitant le déminage dans les zones se trouvant sous leur contrôle.

Au cours des treize dernières années, l’Appel de Genève a gagné une reconnaissance et un soutien de toutes parts, notamment des États parties à la Convention sur l’interdiction des mines antipersonnel, des Nations Unies, de l’Union européenne et de l’Union africaine. L’organisation fait figure aujourd’hui de pionnier dans ce domaine.

Dernières réussites

 

Syria: Kurdish armed forces demobilize 149 child soldiers

On 5 July, after several months of negotiations with Geneva Call, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), and the « Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava » demobilized 149 children from their ranks and signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment... lire la suite

Syrian Kurdish armed non-State actor commits to ban anti-personnel mines, sexual violence and child recruitment

On 5 June 2014, in Ramalan, in the Kurdish region of Syria, the People's Protection Units (YPG), the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), and the « Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava » signed Geneva Call's Deed of Commitment banning AP mines and the Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual... lire la suite

Burmese armed group commits to child protection and the prohibition of sexual violence

To read the version in Burmese, click here. On 19 March 2014 in Geneva, representatives from the Burma/Myanmar armed non-State actor -  the Chin National Front (CNF) and its armed wing the Chin National Army (CNA) – signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict... lire la suite

Major Kurdish armed group commits to the protection of children in armed conflict

After three years of dialogue with Geneva Call, the People’s Defense Centre/People’s Defense Forces (HPG), also known as the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), has signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict. The commitment was made on... lire la suite

Major Sudanese armed group commits against anti-personnel mines

On 29th August 2013, a delegation of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) - a leading force of the armed and political opposition in Sudan - comprising the Deputy Chairman Abdelaziz Alhilu and the Secretary General Yasir Arman, signed the Geneva Call Deed of Commitment for... lire la suite

The KNU/KNLA commits to the protection of children and the prohibition of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

After seven years of dialogue with Geneva Call on international humanitarian norms, a ground-breaking step has been taken by the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA). KNU/KNLA has signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Prohibition of Sexual violence in... lire la suite

The Zomi Re-­unification Organization commits to a prohibition of sexual violence in situations of armed conflict and towards the elimination of gender discrimination

While protests gather momentum in India against rape, which is one of the most common crimes against women in this country, an armed non-­‐State actor (ANSA) operating in the country, the Zomi Re-­‐unification Organization (ZRO), has signed the “Deed of Commitment for the prohibition of... lire la suite

2013 : Geneva Call recognized in the world’s Top 100 Best NGOs

Communiqué 2013 : Geneva Call recognised in the world’s Top 100 Best NGOs Geneva Call is hugely honoured to find itself – for the second year running - in The Global Journal’s Top 100 Best non-governmental organisations. “This means so much to the team and our partners in the field, and... lire la suite

Iranian Kurdish armed non-State actors commit to a prohibition on sexual violence in armed conflict and to improving child protection

Two years of negotiation have led to the formal commitment by five armed non-State actors (ANSAs) from Iran of Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Prohibition of Sexual Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict and towards the Elimination of Gender Discrimination and Deed of Commitment for... lire la suite

Burmese armed non-State actors become first signatories of Geneva Call’s Children and Armed Conflict Deed of Commitment

Burma/Myanmar: Two armed groups undertake not to use child soldiers: the first to sign Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment on children. The Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) and the New Mon State Party/Mon National Liberation Army (NMSP/MNLA) from Burma/Myanmar are the... lire la suite