Under-18s in army 'face greater injury, death and mental health risks'

Public health charity uses damning report to call for minimum recruitment age to be raised to 18Read more

Ex-child soldiers face lifetime of stigma in DRC, ICC hears

Former child soldiers forced to fight in a brutal Congolese militia over a decade ago remain stigmatised, suicidal and live in constant fear.Read more

How to better protect children from extreme violence

In early October Isabelle Guitard, our Director of Programmes, joined a conference of international experts to discuss ways to better protect children from the threat of extreme violence.Read more

Children fight children in Afghanistan conflict

Our researchers meet some of the Afghan children risking life and limb on the front lines.Read more

Joint NGO letter to President Obama on the Child Soldiers Prevention Act

NGOs urge President to use CSPA to get US military aid recipients to end their use of child soldiers.Read more

NOT WELCOME: The social rejection of former girl soldiers

A third of child soldiers are estimated to be girls in DR Congo - some as young as four. When they come home they’re often outcast. We interviewed them to find out why.Read more

Helping girls reintegrate back into their families and communities

In Democratic Republic of Congo we support the reintegration of child soldiers coming out of armed groups.Read more

The boy who escaped the Lord’s Resistance Army

Ten year old Alex was abducted by the LRA in Uganda. Two years later he escaped. Today he shares his incredible story of being a child soldier.Read more

Assisting children at risk of involvement in conflict

For children in Palestine, every day holds the risk that simmering tension will erupt into violence.Read more