Geneva Call is proud to announce that the prestigious Hessen Peace Prize 2012 will be awarded to the President and Founder of Geneva Call, Elisabeth Decrey Warner on 28 September in Wiesbaden, capital of the State of Hessen in Germany. The Prize recognizes the unique role of Geneva Call in bringing armed non-State actors to comply with international humanitarian standards, such as the ban on anti-personnel landmines. Geneva Call also works towards compliance of armed groups with international standards in the protection of children in armed conflict, and the prohibition of sexual violence.
Ms. Decrey Warner said on hearing the news that “it is really all Geneva Call’s team who are honoured – as I am - by the award, which recognizes all their hard work, dedication, determination and creativity.
In 2005, Elisabeth Decrey Warner was nominated for Switzerland as one of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize, and in 2006 she was awarded the International Society for Human Rights Prize. In January 2012, Geneva Call was named by Global Journal in its Top 100 Best non-governmental organisations.
Previous winners of the Prize have included John Hume, His Holiness the Dalaï Lama, Hans Blix, Lakhdar Brahimi and Sadako Ogata.