Myanmar briefing: Ongoing Underage Recruitment and Use by the Myanmar Military and Non-State Armed G

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March 2016 - Myanmar’s November 2015 Parliamentary election resulted in a sweeping victory for the National League of Democracy (NLD), generating hopes that the new NLD-led government will bring about a demonstrable improvement in the country’s human rights situation. Read more

Ongoing underage recruitment and use by the Myanmar military

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July 2015 - For more than ten years, Child Soldiers International has documented the widespread recruitment and use of children as soldiers in Myanmar. Read more

A Dangerous Refuge: Ongoing child recruitment by the Kachin Independence Army

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July 2015 - The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is among seven non-state armed groups in Myanmar listed in the 2015 Annual Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict as a party which recruits and uses children. Read more

Under the radar: Ongoing recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar army

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January 2015 - The widespread recruitment and use of children by state armed forces and armed groups in Myanmar has been documented by the UN and human rights organisations for over a decade. Read more

Briefing on the situation of underage recruitment and use by armed forces and groups in Myanmar

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May 2013 - Nearly a decade since international engagement on the issue first began and despite the signing of a Joint Action Plan to end the recruitment and use of children between the Myanmar government and the UN in June 2012, children continue to be present in the ranks of the Tatmadaw Kyi (Myanmar army) and the Border Guard Forces, as well as armed opposition groups. Read more

Myanmar: Deliver commitments to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers (in Burmese)

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February 2013 - Below is a link to the Burmese language version of our press statement released with our report "Chance for Change - Ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers in Myanmar". Read more

Chance for Change - Ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers in Myanmar

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January 2013 - This report shows that despite nearly a decade of international engagement and the June 2012 signing of a Joint Action Plan to end the recruitment and use of children between the Myanmar government and the UN, children continue to be recruited and used as soldiers by theTatmadaw Kyi (Myanmar army) and the Border Guard Forces (BGFs) in the country. Read more

Myanmar: Shadow report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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May 2011 - Child Soldiers International’s shadow report to the Committee documents concerns about the involvement of children in armed conflict in Myanmar, to inform the examination of Myanmar’s 3rd and 4th periodic reports under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more