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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

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Sudan: 7 SPLM-N representatives in Europe attend a training session on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva

11 October 2016

Geneva Call held a training session for 7 SPLM-N representatives based in various European countries (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). The SPLM-N has been a signatory to... read more

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Geneva Call’s Executive President is awarded the 2016 Fondation pour Genève Prize

6 October 2016

On 6 October 2016, the Fondation pour Genève awarded Elisabeth Decrey Warner the 2016 Fondation pour Genève Prize at a ceremony in Geneva. Around 600 people attended the event, including the General Director of the... read more

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Lebanon: Geneva Call trains youth from political parties on law of armed conflict

23 August 2016

With the support of Finland, Geneva Call launched a summer school on the law of armed conflict for youth from different political parties in Lebanon. “This is a unique opportunity, a neutral space for Lebanese... read more

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Seven leaders of a Syrian Kurdish political movement discuss humanitarian norms in Geneva

28 July 2016

From July 9 to 10, Geneva Call organized a workshop with high-level representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) - an opposition political movement in the Kurdish area of Syria - to discuss key... read more

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DR Congo: Launch of the “Fighter not Killer” awareness campaign to sensitize armed movements on the rules of war

27 July 2016

Goma, July 27th 2016 “Act as a fighter and not a killer”; this is the core of the multimedia campaign that Geneva Call launched in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on July 27th, in the presence of... read more

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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

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Annual Report: in 2015, Geneva Call engaged with 61 active armed non-State actors on the protection of civilians

11 July 2016

Geneva Call’s annual report 2015 is now out! In 2015, Geneva Call pursued its efforts to engage with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) in order to better protect civilian populations during armed... read more

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Geneva Call visits Thailand’s deep south to mobilize support for the public campaign on humanitarian norms

6 July 2016

From 27 June-1 July, Katherine Kramer, Asia Programme Director, visited Thailand ’s southern border provinces, which have been experiencing significant levels of armed violence since 2004.  According to Deep South... read more

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Democratic Republic of Congo: first steps towards greater respect for the civilian populations in North Kivu

6 July 2016

Geneva Call is entering its second year of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organization has recently observed concrete examples of improvements in respect for civilians by various armed groups with... read more