The novel placing Colombia’s child soldiers centre stage

President Santos declared Colombia's 52-year conflict 'truly over' on 15 August. Now, a new novel puts focus on some of its thousands of child soldiersRead more

“If we didn’t pick up the guns, we would have been killed”

Two decades on from Charles Taylor’s bloody reign as President, we speak with one former child soldier about Liberia’s darkest periodRead more

Linda W. and Islamic State: Four key considerations

Future of 16-year-old schoolgirl captured in Mosul is unknown, but the need to uphold her rights as a child are clearRead more

From Maoist child soldier to ultra-marathon champion

Mira Rai joined the Maoist army aged 14, but 15 years on and she is a world champion ultra-marathon runner, blazing a trail for girls’ rights in NepalRead more

Monthly news round-up: Omar Khadr’s $10.5m; German girl found with IS; and more…

A selection of news stories concerning child soldiers from across the media.Read more

Guantánamo child soldier Omar Khadr was a victim twice

Our perspective on the Omar Khadr case and its importance is featured in NewsweekRead more

As CAR peace deal unravels, uncertainty looms for thousands of child soldiers

With June ceasefire in tatters, we write for African Arguments on challenges facing the country's child soldiersRead more

Hear the voices of Congo’s girl child soldiers

We write for IRIN News on our new DRC research and explain why poverty is pulling girls in to Congo's armed groupsRead more

Abused and abandoned: Struggles facing Congo’s returning girl soldiers

Ahead of the International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we discuss our upcoming report in New InternationalistRead more