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




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

 

More than 40 children have recently left armed groups operating in North Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most of them come from three armed groups that Geneva Call has been engaging on the ban of child soldiers for more than a year.

After their release, the children sought protection from a Congolese organization specializing in the protection and demobilization of children. MONUSCO, the United Nations force in DRC, has since evacuated those kids who wished to participate in the government’s demobilization programme to Goma. Over the next three months they will follow a professional course to prepare for their reintegration into society.

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

 

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 protection of children during hostilities, but also on humanitarian norms as a whole.

Using its 12 “Fighter not Killer” videos, Geneva Call seeks to reach fighters and leaders of armed actors active in the Kurdish region of Turkey, but also the population at large to inform them about their own rights and the responsibilities of the conflict actors. « This campaign will also support the direct dialogue we are having with some of the armed non-State actors on this issue » declared Anki Sjoeberg, Geneva Call’s Programme Director.

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

 

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 new Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Adviser at Geneva Call.

Katherine, can you tell us more about this change?

For the first time Geneva Call has decided to dedicate a full-time staff member - within the operations department – to create a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) unit.

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Geneva Call ranks 85th best NGO in the world

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 advisor researches, evaluates and ranks non-governmental organizations from around the world, highlighting the best in their annual Top 500 NGOs World list. They use a list of 165 criterias to evaluate the work of nominees, rating them according to criterias such as impact, innovation, transparency and accountability. 

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