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

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call and partners conduct a first humanitarian workshop with the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army

11 October 2016

From 9 to 11 October, Geneva Call conducted a workshop for the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) on humanitarian norms in co-operation with the Karen Community Based Network Group and three international agencies... read more

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

14 July 2016

Reports indicate an apparent sharp increase in landmine incidents in northern Shan State, despite commitments made by armed actors not to use these devices. To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in... read more

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

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

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

Burma/Myanmar: workshop on child protection and gender issues with the Karen Human Rights Group

20 January 2015

Last November, for the first time, Geneva Call conducted a three-day workshop with the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) on child protection and gender issues. The KHRG is an internationally-recognized human rights... 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

Burmese armed group commits to child protection and the prohibition of sexual violence

20 March 2014

To read the version in Burmese, click here. On 19 March 2014 in Geneva, representatives from the Burma/Myanmar armed non-State actor -  the Chin National Front (CNF) and its armed wing the Chin National Army (CNA) –... read more

The KNU/KNLA commits to the protection of children and the prohibition of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

24 July 2013

After seven years of dialogue with Geneva Call on international humanitarian norms, a ground-breaking step has been taken by the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA). KNU/KNLA has signed Geneva... read more