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

Army instructors in court on teenage recruit abuse claims

We speak to International Business Times as AFCH instructors in court on allegations of physical abuseRead more

Armed forces are no place for 16-year-olds

The Guardian publishes letter from academics backing SNP youth campaign to raise recruitment age to 18Read 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

The former child soldier punished for speaking out

We speak to Frontier Myanmar about the case of Aung Ko Htwe, a former child soldier jailed for giving an interviewRead 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