Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call raises awareness of the need to protect displaced persons in Iraq and supports the launch of the Peshmerga forces’ first code of conduct

2 October 2018

During the summer months of 2018 Geneva Call organized three workshops in Iraq around the rules for the protection of displaced persons and prohibition of forced displacement in Baghdad, Anbar and Kirkuk. These... read more

Alain Délétroz speaks to CNN: “The majority of conflicts today involve armed non-State actors: engaging with them is crucial if we want to protect civilians in armed conflict”

2 October 2018

Mr. Délétroz was interviewed by CNN Money Switzerland, as part of their series on International Geneva, in which they feature personalities from the international cooperation, humanitarian assistance and human rights... read more

Alain Délétroz at the United Nations General Assembly

2 October 2018

On the 26 September Alain Délétroz, Geneva Call’s Director General, took part in a high-level panel, organised in New York as part of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, entitled... read more

Geneva Call takes steps to tackle the protection of education in Afghanistan

2 October 2018

In August 2018 Geneva Call organised a series of meetings with varied constituencies in Kabul and Kandahar. In addition to meetings with government representatives and other stakeholders, our staff also had the... read more

Geneva Call releases a report on the role of armed non-State actors in the administration of justice in armed conflicts

3 September 2018

  The administration of justice by armed non-State actors (ANSA) is a frequent feature in armed conflicts and has existed for decades. ANSAs often try their own forces, enemies and civilians, and some of them... read more

Humanitarian dialogue on child protection in Geneva with 10 groups affiliated with the Free Syrian Army

19 July 2018

From 11 to 12 July, commanders and military leaders from 10 Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliated groups participated in a workshop on how to provide better protection to children in Syria, including the prevention of the... read more

Geneva Call’s new visual identity

28 June 2018

To reflect our broader and more international mission and to boost our visibility among very different audiences, we are pleased to announce that we are adopting a new logo, which is strong and impactful yet easily... read more

Annual Report 2017 – Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict

28 June 2018

Geneva Call has released its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting key achievements for the protection of civilians in armed conflicts over the last year. Among others, Geneva Call: Engaged in dialogue with 69 armed... read more

Developing our humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors on the displacement of civilians

28 June 2018

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded globally; 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution and the number of new displacements... read more

Syria: new measures taken by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units to stop recruiting children under 18

22 June 2018

Geneva Call welcomes the new measures taken by People’s Protection Units/Women’s Protection Units/Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava (YPG/YPJ/DSA) to address the violations of the Deed of Commitment protecting... read more