Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial humanitarian non-governmental organization that engages with ANSAs to promote their adherence to, and respect for, international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence.
To achieve this, Geneva Call provides ANSAs the opportunity to formally undertake to respect these norms through signing a Deed of Commitment. Signatory ANSAs agree that Geneva Call monitor and verify their compliance.
Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines; protecting children from the effects of armed conflict; prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict, and working towards the elimination of gender discrimination. Geneva Call also responds to ANSA requests to help build their knowledge of and capacities to implement IHL and IHRL.