Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call advocates for a dialogue with armed groups on humanitarian issues at the Munich Security Conference

20 March 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, Geneva Call has been invited to participate in four international conferences to share its expertise in engaging armed non-State actors on the protection of civilian populations. The need of... read more

Colombia: Geneva Call meets the ELN peace talk delegation in Quito

15 March 2017

On 11th March, Geneva Call met with the peace delegation of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Quito, Ecuador. This meeting provided a space to discuss possible humanitarian agreements between the parties, in... read more

Syria: senior commanders of 8 Free Syrian Army brigades met in Geneva to discuss how to better protect children during conflict

28 February 2017

Geneva Call held a workshop with commanders of 8 brigades of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to discuss the laws of armed conflict with a focus on the issues of child recruitment and protection of education in armed... read more

Lebanon: Geneva Call organizes a roundtable on the protection of children at risk to be recruited by armed actors

27 February 2017

On 1st February 2017, Geneva Call held a roundtable on the protection of children in armed conflict in partnership with the Permanent Peace Movement – a Lebanese non-governmental organization. The ongoing Syrian... read more

Kurdish region: amidst concerns about child recruitment, Geneva Call launches a campaign on the protection of the civilian population

7 February 2017

On 14th February 2017 Geneva Call is launching a 10-day video campaign on social media – mainly Facebook and Twitter - to raise awareness on the issue of recruitment and use of children during armed conflict and the... read more

DR Congo: child soldiers leave armed groups following Geneva Call’s awareness-raising efforts

1 February 2017

More than 40 children have recently left armed non-State actors operating in North Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most of them come from three armed non-State actors that Geneva Call has been... read more

Infographics: overview 2016 of Geneva Call’s programme in Iraq

25 January 2017

Infographics: overview 2016 of Geneva Call's programme in Iraq. Since December 2013, when the Islamic State group (ISg) extended its operations, the unabated armed... read more

Geneva Call ranks 85th best NGO in the world

20 January 2017

In the 2017 edition of its Top 500 NGOs world list, NGO Advisor has named Geneva Call as the 85th best NGO in the world. In 2016, Geneva Call ranked 89th and in 2015, 91th best NGO in the world. Every year, NGO... read more

Enhancing the protection of population exposed to war: interview with Katherine Kramer, Geneva Call’s new « impact monitoring » adviser

10 January 2017

While mechanisms have been established in the past to monitor Geneva Call’s actions, the organization is taking a new step change to also include accountability and learning in these processes. Katherine Kramer is the... read more

Syria: protection of civilians must be guaranteed during evacuations from East Aleppo and Kefraya and Foua

20 December 2016

The catastrophic humanitarian situation and the appalling number of grave violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Aleppo continue to exacerbate the suffering of the civilian populations. Geneva Call... read more