Announcement

It is with regret we announce that Child Soldiers International is to cease operating on 7 June 2019 Read more

Child soldier levels doubled since 2012 and girls’ exploitation is rising

Ahead of International Day Against Child Soldiers, we call on all actors to take action to stem shocking trends Read more

Recruited but not ‘child soldiers’: 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 assistance Read more

Public believe British Army should recruit from 18 - ICM survey

72% of British public think army recruitment should start at 18 or above, a new ICM survey for Child Soldiers International has revealed Read more

Children attacked, recruited & abused in conflict as UN ‘list of shame’ names offenders

UN Secretary-General's report shows 21,000 abuses against children and 56 armed groups and seven state forces guilty of child recruitment Read more

An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres for children of Yemen

We sign on to a letter urging the UN to list Saudi Arabia-led Coalition on its 'list of shame' of parties not doing enough to protect children in war Read more

Community networks central to stopping CAR child recruitment

We launch new projects in Central African Republic to help communities, government and local groups halt children joining armed groups Read more

UK, US & NATO armies ‘may violate international law’ in treatment of under-18 recruits

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