There are an estimated three hundred thousand child soldiers, some as young as seven. Most of them are boys, but a significant number are girls. The conventional wisdom about child soldiers is that they’re taken from their families by force. But a UN report says many girls living in conflict zones actually choose to take up arms and fight. We hear from Aimerance who became a soldier at just 14. Jenni will also speak to the author of the report, Irma Specht and to Liesbeth Speelman from the charity War Child.
TI is a Netherlands-based, international consultancy firm with a network of senior consultants around the world. TI’s aim is to assist the major players in peacebuilding to become more effective in order to reduce suffering and increase hope and opportunities for those people in this world who do not have the power or voice to trigger change. We provide knowledge, training and advisory services.
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