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Deteriorating Security Situation in Eastern DRC Dramatically Impacts Children

Monday, 23 January 2023|Comments Off on Deteriorating Security Situation in Eastern DRC Dramatically Impacts Children

The situation of children in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past months. Children are bearing the brunt of the intensification of armed activities [...]

Mali: Children bearing brunt of escalating violence, political instability, upsurge in grave violations

Wednesday, 21 December 2022|Comments Off on Mali: Children bearing brunt of escalating violence, political instability, upsurge in grave violations

Grave violations committed against children in Mali are increasing at an alarming rate compared to the previous, longer reporting period, a Secretary-General Report on children and armed conflict in Mali published today highlighted. Children [...]

UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes First Visit to Israel, State of Palestine

Friday, 16 December 2022|Comments Off on UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes First Visit to Israel, State of Palestine

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict (CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a 5-days mission to Israel and the State of Palestine. The visit follows up on the recommendations [...]

  • Abba, part of the UNICEF and Search for Common Ground project

Voices for reintegration: Interview with Abdullah

Wednesday, 14 December 2022|Comments Off on Voices for reintegration: Interview with Abdullah

Abdullah was recruited and used by the armed forces as a child. After his release, he was treated differently by his friends and family and faced difficulties controlling his emotions. As a result, he [...]

  • Abeo freed after being trapped in armed conflict

Advocating for reintegration: Testimony from former child soldier

Wednesday, 14 December 2022|Comments Off on Advocating for reintegration: Testimony from former child soldier

The following is a testimony from Jean, a former child soldier who is now advocating for the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and forces. Below the transcript is the original audio in [...]

  • ASP reports

New Papers Explore How to Better Respond to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Boys in Conflict

Monday, 12 December 2022|Comments Off on New Papers Explore How to Better Respond to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Boys in Conflict

On the occasion of the United Nations Human Rights Day 2022, the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with the All Survivors Project (ASP), [...]

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