This publication seeks to better understand the realities facing boys and girls who “volunteer” for participation in armed conflict, highlighting personal, socio-economic and political factors that motivate their decisions to participate. It is based on in-depth interviews with young soldiers and ex-soldiers from around the world, including the conflict situations in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Congo, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
an oral statement submitted to the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights,
a written statement submitted to the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and
This paper presented at a conference of the Spanish Red Cross