Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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New study: education in conflict zones: perspectives of armed non-State actors

14 December 2017

On 5 December 2017, Geneva Call released a report entitled “Armed non-State actors share their policies and practice with regards to education in armed conflict”. This study identifies both the negative and positive... read more

Address to the UN Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in New York

20 October 2017

On 17 October, at the invitation of the Swedish Permanent Mission in New York, Geneva Call briefed the United Nations (UN) Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict on the prevention of child... read more

“Armed non-State actors speak about child protection in armed conflict” Conference report released

13 October 2017

In November 2016, Geneva Call gathered 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Burma/Myanmar, Colombia, Syria and Yemen, as well as specialized humanitarian agencies for an unprecedented meeting in Geneva on how... read more

India: an ethnic armed movement commits to prohibit the recruitment and use of children in hostilities

8 March 2016

On 2nd March 2015, the Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict. In signing this Deed the ZRO publicly asserts its commitment to respect the... read more

A report from inside Syria: a visit to monitor the prohibition on the use of child soldiers in Kurdish areas

10 February 2016

November 2015. For the sixth time since the Syrian Kurdish armed forces signed the Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict, in 2014, a team from Geneva Call went to Syria to monitor the…On 2nd March 2015, the Zomi Re-Unification Organisation (ZRO) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict. In signing this Deed the ZRO publicly asserts its commitment to respect the... read more

Democratic Republic of Congo: A Mai Mai armed movement changes its code of war following recommendations from Geneva Call

22 January 2016

After several meetings with Geneva Call, and dialogue in the Masisi region, the leaders of the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS) have amended their code of war and code of conduct in... read more

Lebanon: launch of a study on “Children at Risk in the Palestinian Refugee Camps”

10 January 2016

On 7 December 2015, Geneva Call and the Nashit association launched a study called “Children at Risk in the Palestinian Refugee Camps” in Beirut. The study was presented at a conference co-organized by Geneva Call,... read more

Report release: “Education and Armed Non-State Actors: Towards a Comprehensive Agenda”

7 December 2015

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop entitled “Education and Armed Non-State Actors: Towards a comprehensive agenda,” which was held in Geneva in June 2015, co-organized by Geneva Call and... read more

Geneva Call’s President attended a high-level meeting in Qatar on protecting education from attack

25 November 2015

In November, Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Geneva Call’s Executive President, was invited to participate in a panel discussion during a plenary session of the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar. The... read more

Burma/Myanmar: 40 high-ranking officers from the Karen National Liberation Army are trained on child protection

25 November 2015

Against the complex backdrop of a fragmented ceasefire and momentous political developments, Geneva Call continues to push for compliance with international humanitarian norms in Burma/Myanmar. At a three-day... read more