In situations of armed conflict and violence, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organisation, endeavours to strengthen the respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and principles by armed non-State actors (ANSAs), in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local civil society and communities in their efforts to enhance their protection.
Geneva Call focuses on the following thematic areas under the umbrella of international humanitarian norms the ban on the use of anti-personnel mines, the protection of children and education, the prohibition of sexual violence and gender discrimination, the prevention of displacement, the protection of cultural heritage and the protection of health care all in the context of armed conflict and violence.
To develop a more gender-sensitive and -responsive approach to strengthen community capacities and influence armed actors for the better protection of civilians, it is essential to have a nuanced understanding of the different gender roles and their influence and impact on armed actors vis-à-vis the respect for humanitarian norms.
Similarly, understanding better the effects of armed conflict on women, men, girls and boys will support evidence-based and impact-focused programme approaches of Geneva Call and its partners.
Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff.