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PKK uses underage girls in hostilities. (Photo: Spodaren Roje/YPJ organisation)
29 Mar 18
Concerns that military forces are using child soldiers.
Teenage boys are vulnerable to recruitment by the Taleban, who lure them with graphic tales of injustices committed by foreigners. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
23 Feb 18
Former child soldiers describe how they were groomed and recruited by the insurgents.
31 Jul 17
The Taleban and other groups find it easy to exploit vulnerable minors
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
6 Nov 10
Hardship forces children to neglect schooling and go out to work.
27 Mar 08
Victims of Uganda’s 20-year war say the rebels should be pursued if a peace accord is not signed.