Why 18 Matters: UK, US & NATO militaries ‘may violate international law’ in treatment of teenage recruits

New report explores how economically-developed nations target under-18s for military recruitment and calls on states to raise enlistment age to 18Read more

Child Soldiers World Index reveals shocking scale of child recruitment around the world

A first-ever global resource mapping recruitment practices of 197 UN Member States and armed groups shows systematic abuse of child rightsRead more

The world watches on as child soldier recruitment flourishes

On International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers we call on the global community to provide necessary resources to end this devastating practiceRead more

Jane Garvey to present our BBC Radio 4 Appeal to help Congo's girl soldiers

Voice of BBC Woman’s Hour to put spotlight on DR Congo projects in radio broadcast on 4 and 8 FebruaryRead more

Annual Report 2016-17

Key events and progress over the financial year ended 31 March 2017Read more

Statement: SNP urged to back army recruitment motion

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

Army instructors charged with recruit assaults; MoD must act and raise enlistment age

Six 17-year-old recruits allege battery, ill-treatment and ABH by instructorsRead more

Armed Forces Day: A brave face on sinking morale

MoD events on 24 June hide growing disillusionment and low morale among service personnelRead 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