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Syria: general commanders of four Free Syrian Army brigades make humanitarian commitments in Geneva

15 November 2017

On 14th November 2017, the general commanders of four brigades of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) signed several Deeds of Commitment during a ceremony in the Alabama Room at Geneva town hall in the presence of a... read more

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Iraq: the Sun Girls Brigade: teaching female Yezidi fighters about the rules of war

10 August 2017

The Iraqi conflict severely hit the Yezidi population, particularly the hundreds of women and girls who were allegdely victims of war crimes including organized rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage. Following these... read more

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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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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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Colombia: Geneva Call organizes an event on gender and peace processes

24 March 2016

On 10 March 2016, Geneva Call and the National University of Colombia’s Observatory for Peace and Conflict co-organized an event entitled “Gender and Peace Processes: challenges and recommendations for participation... read more

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Turkey: The PKK movement signs Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination

15 March 2016

On 1 March, one week before International Women’s Day, the Kurdistan Women’s Communities (KJK), the women’s branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual... read more

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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

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Colombia: peace is at hand, and new meeting between Geneva Call and the FARC-EP

5 October 2015

On 23 September 2015, the leader of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jimenez, and the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, made a historic announcement in Cuba: a final peace agreement would be signed by 23 March 2016, at the... read more

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IN THEIR WORDS – a new video featuring 13 representatives of armed non-State actors

16 September 2015

Geneva Call has just released a short video featuring 13 high-level representatives of armed non-State actors (ANSAs) from 10 countries, including Syria, Burma/Myanmar and Sudan. In it, they explain why they think it is... read more

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Democratic Republic of Congo: first workshops with high-level officers from two major armed movements

20 July 2015

After hours of travel by jeep and long walks into the forest, Geneva Call met with high-level officers, legal advisers and military instructors from two of the main armed movements operating in the Democratic Republic... read more