Child Soldiers International’s annual plans for 2017-18 stem from our ambitious new three-year strategy which puts the prevention of the military recruitment of children at its heart.

Prevention is our chosen focus because ending the recruitment of children is the only effective way to stop them from being used in war. It is also the only way to protect children from the risks of premature involvement in military life. Exposure to military life is inherently harmful to children, and undermines many of their fundamental rights.

The three-year strategy has two long-term aims:

Aim 1: All states ban child recruitment in law

Aim 2: Child recruitment is prevented in practice

This document provides an overview of our strategy, and a summary of the activities that will lead us towards our objectives for 2017-18. We would be delighted to provide detailed concept notes and budgets for any activity.