CAR: Special Criminal Court brings hope to victims of brutal conflict

A welcome move as new court opens to prosecute war crimes in conflict-scathed nationRead more

Life in an armed group: "If I didn’t do it they could kill me”

We share Grace's story about her experiences in South Sudan's SSNLM armed group with Global CitizenRead more

To forgive is divine: Is the church the key to child soldier reintegration?

We write for African Arguments on the importance of ‘forgiveness ceremonies’ for returning childrenRead more

Join us for Red Hand Day 2019!

Schools around the world can take part in our campaign ahead of the International Day Against Child SoldiersRead more

In pictures: Meeting South Sudan's returning girls

On International Day of the Girl we share news of our recent research trip to the countryRead more

Recruited but not ‘child soldiers’: Returning girls in South Sudan risk being left without support

Ignoring the role of girls in armed groups is leaving some on the margins of vital reintegration assistanceRead more

Dominic Ongwen: Exploited as a child soldier, but not immune from prosecution

The first former child soldier tried at the ICC, Ongwen's childhood experiences do not mean charges can be ignoredRead more

South Sudan signs UN treaty to ban child recruitment

The OPAC commitment is welcomed but with 19,000 child soldiers, progress will be slow and hard-foughtRead more

No child soldiers: The next steps in Central African Republic

One year after CAR signed the UN treaty to end child recruitment, we write for IRIN News and explore what progress is being madeRead more