"If I could go to school..."

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November 2016 - Girl soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) experience severe hardships – both in the ranks of armed groups and after returning home. Read more

10-Point Checklist: Preventing State Use of Child Soldiers

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10-Point Checklist to prevent the involvement of children in hostilities in state armed forces and state-allied armed groups Read more

A 2010 Postscript to: Pathways to embodied empathy and reconciliation after atrocity

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January 2010 - Author: David Alan Harris - Former boy soldiers in a dance/movement therapy group in Sierra Leone Read more

A Behavioral Intervention for War-Affected Youth in Sierra Leone

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March 2015 - Authors: Betancourt, T.S., McBain, R., Newnham, E.A. et al - Betancourt and colleagues address a question they have posed formerly: what kind of post-conflict intervention could potentially address the links between poor mental health and school drop-out, underemployment and violence among affected youth? Read more

A Dangerous Refuge: Ongoing child recruitment by the Kachin Independence Army

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July 2015 - The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is among seven non-state armed groups in Myanmar listed in the 2015 Annual Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict as a party which recruits and uses children. Read more

A law unto themselves? Confronting the recruitment of children by armed groups

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March 2016 -  Child Soldiers International examines progress made so far in engagement with armed groups, demonstrating that since 1999 over 60 armed groups have made unilateral or bilateral commitments to reduce and end the recruitment and use of children. Read more

A Public Health Approach to Address the Mental Health Burden of Youth

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June 2016 - Authors: De Jong, JTVM.et al. - In Situations of Political Violence and Humanitarian Emergencies Read more

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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October 2014 - Authors: O’Callaghan, P., McMullen, J., Shannon, C. et al - For Sexually Exploited, War-Affected Congelese Girls Read more

Afghanistan briefing: Ongoing Recruitment and Use of Children

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March 2016 - The Afghan National Police (ANP) including the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and three armed groups including Taliban forces are listed as persistent perpetrators in the 2015 Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict for the recruitment and use of children. Read more

Algeria - Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child 2017

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Alternative NGO Report to the UN Committee on the Right of the Child on Algeria, 2017 - on the implementation of OPAC Read more