Stigmatisation leads former girl soldiers back to armed groups

Stigma and rejection are common for returning girl soldiers in Eastern DRC, Spanish newspaper Expansion covers the findings from our new reportRead more

Sexual violence fuels vicious recruitment cycle in Congolese militia

Inter Press Service's Roshni Majumdar reports on our new research and the difficulties faced by returning girl soldiers in Eastern DRCRead more

Raped then rejected, stigma drives former girl soldiers back into Congo's militias

Reuters' Kieran Guilbert reports on our DRC research and how girls are being drawn back into armed groupsRead more

Hear the voices of Congo’s girl child soldiers

We write for IRIN News on our new DRC research and explain why poverty is pulling girls in to Congo's armed groupsRead more

DR Congo: Improving practices for the reintegration of girl soldiers

New report reveals cycle of violence and rejection suffered by former girl soldiers in DRCRead more

Abused and abandoned: Struggles facing Congo’s returning girl soldiers

Ahead of the International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we explore the role of female child soldiers and our upcoming DRC report in New InternationalistRead more

ICC Trial of Bosco Ntaganda puts recruitment of girl fighters in spotlight

Congolese armed group leader faces 13 war crimes charges, Child Soldiers International's Sandra Olsson writes for Newsweek on the case's significanceRead more

As at teenage soldier I was numb, focused on war and ready to kill the enemy

Child Soldiers International supporter Wayne Sharrocks writes for Huffington Post on his experiences as a teenage army recruitRead more

Guiding change: The Congolese NGOs helping former girl soldiers

Ahead of the release of research from DRC, we speak with our local partners about community reintegration challengesRead more