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.
BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour: Girl soldiers, do they choose to fight?
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