Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call gathers 21 armed movements in Geneva to discuss how to better protect children and education in armed conflict

1 December 2016

From 22 to 24 November 2016, 31 leaders, commanders and advisers of 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar, participated in workshops and discussions around the... 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

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

Northeast India: Another step towards ending sexual violence

1 July 2015

On 1 July, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim, led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah (NSCN-IM), signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination,... read more


A new step against sexual violence in Northeast India

28 March 2015

An ethnic armed group from Manipur, Northeast India, the Kuki National Organization (KNO), affirmed its policy to strictly prohibit and punish any act of sexual violence perpetrated by its members. It made its... read more

India – Burma/Myanmar: two armed movements take on humanitarian commitments

25 November 2014

On 17 November 2014 to kick off Geneva Call’s Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment, two armed groups pledge themselves to abide by humanitarian norms in armed conflict. Representatives from... read more

India: Naga armed group commits to ban landmines, sexual violence and child recruitment

14 July 2014

On 10 July 2014, the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Nagaland/National Socialist Council of Nagaland (GPRN/NSCN)-Khole-Kitovi signed Geneva Call’s three Deeds of Commitment on protecting children in armed... read more

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

3 June 2013

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... read more