Child Soldiers and the Global Arms Trade
Poorly-regulated arms transfers continue to contribute to the recruitment and use of children in conflict, says an NGO ahead of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.
AI London, 11 February 2013
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Amnesty International said to ... read more »
Thousands of children, both boys and girls, in Chad have been recruited as child soldiers by all parties to the conflict.
About 30,000 children in the DRC, more than a third of them girls, have been turned into child soldiers to help fight a war for political and tribal power, as well as natural ... Read more »