300KThere are approximately 250,000 – 300,000 child soldiers in the world today.
40%Approximately forty percent of child soldiers today are girls.
18Child soldiers are used in at least 18 countries all across the globe.
100KMore than 100,000 child soldiers have demobilized in the last twenty years.
Alone and Frightened: the voices of former child soldiers
In the discussions about disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of children used as soldiers, the voices and perspectives of former child soldiers themselves have too often and too long been ignored. We invite you to read the Alone and Frightened report below which documents and highlights the perspectives of former child soldiers in Uganda who conducted over 150 peer-to-peer interviews to restore their voices, insights and aspirations to the discussion.