Accession Number:

AD1042441

Title:

Innovation in the Prevention of the Use of Child Soldiers: Women in the Security Sector

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

Dalhousie University Halifax Canada

Report Date:

2016-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Of all the characteristics that define contemporary conflict, the use of child soldiers presents one of the farthest-reaching and most disturbing trends. As of 2015, according to the United Nations Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, of the 59 countries identified by the organizations Secretary General for grave violations against children in war, 57 are named for the recruitment and use of child soldiers.1The deliberate use of child soldiers by armed forces and armed groups is a way to overcome their weak starting point as far as recruiting, organization, and other state-centered systemic barriers to growth

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE