Can Congo’s new child-free army bring lasting change?

As Congo's national army removed from UN child soldiers list, we write for IRIN New on progress made and challenges which remainRead more

SNP Youth motion to raise Army recruitment age passes at conference

Youth wing triumphant as party agrees to back campaign to increase enlistment age to 18Read more

Statement: SNP urged to back army recruitment motion

Signed with 13 child rights groups and organisations, our statement on why SNP must support issue at party conferenceRead more

Monthly news round-up: CAR signs OPAC: Child soldiers in DRC on the rise; and more...

A selection of stories concerning child soldiers from across the media.Read more


A selection of our latest videos detailing recent campaigns and research work.Read more

A child’s haunting view of life under the Khmer Rouge

First They Killed My Father reveals life under Pol Pot’s regime and a nuanced picture of Cambodia’s child soldiersRead more

Army instructors in court on teenage recruit abuse claims

We speak to International Business Times as AFCH instructors in court on allegations of physical abuseRead more

Armed forces are no place for 16-year-olds

The Guardian publishes letter from academics backing SNP youth campaign to raise recruitment age to 18Read more

Seeing child soldiers through a child’s eyes

On World Literacy Day, we speak to former child soldier turned author Michel Chikwanine about educating young audiences on the issueRead more