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Syria: 4 brigades of the Free Syrian Army commit to prohibit sexual violence and the use of child soldiers

3 July 2017

On 30th June 2017, the military leaders of four brigades of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) signed Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence and against gender... read more

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An exceptional evening for the protection of civilians in conflict

30 June 2017

Even in the midst of war, dancers, skaters and other artists continue to on expressing themselves. Geneva Call, which works towards protecting civilians in war-torn countries, joins the Compagnie Urbaine for a show in... read more

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Syria: civilians must be protected during the military operations in Raqqa

27 June 2017

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – an armed actor composed of Kurdish and Arabic fighters and supported by an international coalition -  launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in Raqqa earlier... read more

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Iraq: coaching Peshmerga trainers in teaching the rules of war to their units

15 June 2017

To the article in Kurdish Sorani In November 2016, 17 Peshmerga officers graduated from Geneva Call’s training of trainers on the rules of war. They have now started to disseminate these rules to all... read more

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Western Sahara: the Polisario Front announces the destruction of its remaining stockpiles of anti-personnel mines

12 June 2017

The Polisario Front recently announced the destruction of its remaining stockpiles of anti-personnel (AP) mines. At a meeting with Geneva Call in April, the President and Minister of Defence of the Sahrawi Arab... read more

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Conference in Buenos Aires: schools and education must be protected in armed conflict

27 May 2017

On 28-29 March, Geneva Call’s President, Elisabeth Decrey Warner, was invited to speak in a high-level panel discussion at the Second International Safe Schools Conference that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... read more

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Iraq : first steps towards the creation of a training academy on humanitarian norms within the Popular Mobilization Forces

24 May 2017

The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Geneva Call agreed to start a process to reinforce the PMF own capacity to train their fighters on humanitarian norms and the protection of civilians.  The PMF are one of the... read more

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DR Congo: enhancing civilian protection following fighting in North Kivu

30 April 2017

During a field visit to the Masisi territory in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in April, Geneva Call noted that recent fighting between several armed groups operating in the region had had dramatic... read more

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Iraq: dialogue on the protection of civilians with one of the main armed actors, the Popular Mobilization Forces

25 March 2017

Since January 2016, Geneva Call has been engaging in a humanitarian dialogue with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) on the protection of civilians. With more than 100 000 fighters, the PMF is one of the main…During a field visit to the Masisi territory in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in April, Geneva Call noted that recent fighting between several armed groups operating in the region had had dramatic... read more

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Geneva Call advocates for a dialogue with armed groups on humanitarian issues at the Munich Security Conference

20 March 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, Geneva Call has been invited to participate in four international conferences to share its expertise in engaging armed non-State actors on the protection of civilian populations. The need of... read more