In the UK 16-year-olds can’t legally play Call of Duty but they can join the army

Child Soldiers International's Rachel Taylor writes on the UK's outdated recruitment policy for The Independent newspaper.Read more

Chibok girls: 82 are free but now tough road to reintegration begins

Why there is a myriad of challenges in reintegrating 82 young women back into their communities, director Isabelle Guitard tells International Business Times.Read more

Guns assembled in the UK may be arming child soldiers

European charities say German weapons firms bypass domestic controls by using British subsidiaries, exploiting a lack of transparency over UK arms sales, The Guardian reports.Read more

The Guardian view on child soldiers: stop recruiting, start reintegrating

A former abductee’s trial for war crimes highlights the problem of children enlisted or seized by armed forces or groups. But change is possible.Read more

Poverty, insecurity driving girls into armed groups in DRC

Child Soldiers International warns that girls in the eastern DRC are joining armed groups because they cannot afford to go to school, Radio France International reportsRead more

Education protects girls in DRC from recruitment

Dropping out of school is a key factor in many girls joining armed groups in the DRC, Their World features Child Soldiers International's new researchRead more

Lack of school drives girls into armed groups in eastern Congo

Dozens of armed groups in DRC prey on locals and exploit mineral reserves, and girls forced to join militia groups for food, money and protection, Reuters reportsRead more

Military Training: Obey, Hate, Kill

Wayne Sharrocks served in the British Army and is a member of Veterans For Peace UK.Read more

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 18, The Guardian reportsRead more