A child’s haunting view of life under the Khmer Rouge

First They Killed My Father reveals life under Pol Pot’s regime and a nuanced picture of Cambodia’s child soldiersRead more

Seeing child soldiers through a child’s eyes

On World Literacy Day, we speak to former child soldier turned author Michel Chikwanine about educating young audiences on the issueRead more

Former girl soldiers in DRC go back to school

For returning girl soldiers in central Africa, education is helping them overcome stigma and community rejectionRead more

Monthly news round-up: Child 'bombs' in Nigeria; Mali frees 9 child soldiers; and more...

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

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