Child soldiers

Children at a refugee camp near Sar-e Pol for Afghans recently returned from Iran, 2009. (Photo: UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein)
17 Mar 11
Hundreds of minors arrive in Afghanistan without their families.
Former child soldiers at a Goma reintegration centre. (Photo: Erick Kenzo)
10 Mar 11
Activists say not enough done to address reasons for children joining armed groups of their own free will.
Former child soldiers at a Goma reintegration centre. (Photo: Erick Kenzo)
8 Feb 11
Youngsters struggling to adapt to civilian life feel they have little option but to return to fighting.
Children working as porters are a common sight at markets in Kyrgyzstan such as this one in the capital Bishkek. (Photo: Asyl Osmonalieva)
Special Report
5 Nov 10
Hardship forces children to neglect schooling and go out to work.
Volunteers for deployment to Gaza gather at Imam Khomeini International Airport on June 2 to protest against the Israeli raid on a Turkish aid ship. (Photo: Abolfazl Salmanzadeh, Mehr News Agency)
16 Jul 10
Mass movement prepares members for suicide missions.
Teenager on the march at a major gathering in Isfahan, held each November during Basij Week. November 2009. (Photo: Hosein Fatemi)
30 Jun 10
Images of adolescent paramilitaries from the Basij movement.
Teenager on the march at a major gathering in Isfahan, held each November during Basij Week. November 2009. (Photo: Hosein Fatemi) Children at a refugee camp near Sar-e Pol for Afghans recently returned from Iran, 2009. (Photo: UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein) Children working as porters are a common sight at markets in Kyrgyzstan such as this one in the capital Bishkek. (Photo: Asyl Osmonalieva) Former child soldiers at a Goma reintegration centre. (Photo: Erick Kenzo) Volunteers for deployment to Gaza gather at Imam Khomeini International Airport on June 2 to protest against the Israeli raid on a Turkish aid ship. (Photo: Abolfazl Salmanzadeh, Mehr News Agency) Both sexes are taught how to fire a Kalashnikov. August 2007. (Photo: Javad Moghimi)
Former child soldiers at a Goma reintegration centre. (Photo: Erick Kenzo)