Child Soldiers International’s charitable object is to promote worldwide the human rights elaborated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other international and regional human rights treaties and standards, including the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC).
The charity seeks to fulfill its purpose through advocating for durable prevention mechanisms to prevent child soldiering; seeking the release and reintegration of children recruited or used in hostilities; contributing to obtaining redress for, and relieving the needs of, such children; as well as carrying out research and monitoring on the above issues; and supporting local and national nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working with, and for, children in affected regions.
In 2011 the charity moved from a structure based on a Coalition of NGOs, known as the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, to an independent NGO working on child soldier issues. At the same time the name was changed to Child Soldiers International.
Child Soldiers International relies upon the financial support of grant making bodies, national governments and donations from public individuals and groups. Our thanks go to everyone who has contributed.
We work to ensure that the costs of non-charitable activities are kept to an absolute minimum. For example, in our 2014-15 audited accounts, governance costs comprised only 2% of expenditure, whilst fundraising costs were 12% of expenditure.
Displayed below are our annual accounts, you can download them as PDF files.