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Tag Archives: child soldiers


Mar 2017


From Congo to Cell Store: Transparency is Key in Combating Human Trafficking

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager and Elise Mann, Research Assistant On February 23rd, President Donald Trump vowed to bring the “full force and weight” of the US government against the “epidemic” that is human trafficking.   However, a recently proposed Executive Order would have a significant negative impact on ...

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May 2015


Difficulties in Re-integrating Uganda’s Child Soldiers

  by Jillian LaBranche, Associate “The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has the potential of becoming the sub-saharan al-Qaeda.” So stated Norbert Mao, a prominent Ugandan politician in 2013. The rebel group, which builds its ranks by brutally abducting children from Acholiland in Northern Uganda, has not only terrorized ...

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Dec 2014


Child Soldiers and the Misnomer of “Joining” Armed Groups

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate The use and recruitment of child soldiers is rising. According to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, the number of countries where child soldiers are present is up 30 percent from 2012. It’s estimated that there are over 300,000 children under the age of 18 fighting in conflicts ...

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Mar 2014


Effective Practices to Disarm, Demobilize and Reintegrate Former Child Soldiers

    by Tori Robertson, HTC associate (Photo: Young soldiers from a Ugandan supported Congolese rebel movement group march in an exercise. Via The use of children in combat is an ongoing and complex problem in which disarmament, demobalization and reintegration (DDR) programs are falling short. While many might ...

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