Ending the Use of Child Soldiers

Today, there are hundreds of thousands of children who have been recruited to participate in armed conflicts worldwide. Many of these girls and boys are stolen from their families, maimed, raped, drugged, used as sex slaves or otherwise abused.

The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is a global partnership committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers worldwide. It focuses on three core activities: research, advocacy and security sector training, all through a lens of prevention. Its unique approach, working with military, police and peacekeeping forces is breaking new ground, and is a critical part of interrupting the cycle of recruitment of children by armed groups.