Child Soldier Map
It is estimated that well over 300,000 children are currently fighting in wars or have recently been demobilized. As the same time, the number of children emerging from these traumatic circumstances has dramatically increased. Former child soldiers are in the need of concrete plans for reintegration and rehabilitation into their communities.
This list of online resources will serve to provide background and ongoing education on the issue of child soldiers. We will continue to expand and update the resources provided with our partner organizations.
In the discussions about disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of children used as soldiers in the conflict in Northern Uganda, the voices and perspectives of former child soldiers themselves have too often and too long been ignored.
In East Africa - our leadership team makes new alliances and reaffirms existing ones in our work to end the use of child soldiers
In the tradition of the Goldin Institute's Forgiveness and Reconciliation project, and utilizing the ESPERE methodology developed with our colleagues in Colombia, our efforts towards building child soldier reintegration continues throughout Northern Uganda.
Reintegration & Prevention: Breaking the Cycle of Violence for Ex-Combatants and Vulnerable Children and Youth
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.
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