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

Army instructors charged with recruit assaults; MoD must act and raise enlistment age

Six 17-year-old recruits allege battery, ill-treatment and ABH by instructorsRead 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

British Army must stop recruiting children

Russia Today report places spotlight on teenage army recruitment and covers our exclusive data revealing Army advertising practicesRead 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