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 News Archive 2007

Nepal: Challenges of reintegrating former child soldiers (IRIN) (December 31, 2007)

Chad: Child Soldiers Forcibly Mobilised Not Demobilised (IRIN) (December 26, 2007)

Record numbers of child soldiers drafted into Congo war (The Independent) (December 24, 2007)

Afghanistan: Child soldiers operating on several fronts (IRIN) (December 19, 2007)

More needs to be done for child soldiers, says UN official (The Age) (December 14, 2007)

Sexual violence and conflict: War's other victims (The Economist) (December 6, 2007)

Cautious optimism for landmine ban (BBC News) (December 3, 2007)

West Africa Urged to Reduce Vulnerability of Children to Trafficking (UNODC) (November 26, 2007)

U.N. urges Myanmar to stop using child soldiers (Washington Post) (November 23, 2007)

Ex-Child Soldier Named UNICEF Advocate (Associated Press) (November 22, 2007)

The young prisoners of the West Bank (The Baltimore Sun) (November 18, 2007)

Ministers win Darfur court appeal (BBC News) (November 14, 2007)

Congo's Child Soldiers Face Tough Road to Recovery (VOA News) (November 10, 2007)

Land mine explodes in Kosovo; 4 children injured (Associated Press) (November 9, 2007)

Afghan child deaths plummet (The Guardian) (November 5, 2007)

Sri Lanka to probe UN sex claims (BBC News) (November 3, 2007)

2 Children Die in US Raid in Afghanistan (Associated Press) (November 1, 2007)

Burma 'buying and selling' child soldiers: report (CBC News) (October 31, 2007)

Brighter future for Arabs and Jews in the school that teaches peace (The Guardian) (October 22, 2007)

Ten years on, Machel Review cites continued abuse against children in conflicts (UNICEF) (October 17, 2007)

Maisha’s story: Former child soldier reclaims his life in DR Congo (UNICEF) (October 16, 2007)

Former child soldiers trade guns for textbooks in rural Southern Sudan (UNICEF) (October 15, 2007)

Child soldiers seek haven in Britain (BBC News) (October 12, 2007)

Tajik Region Bans Youths From Attending Prayers (Radio Free Europe) (October 10, 2007)

More nations commit to 'Paris Principles' on ending the trauma of child soldiers (UNICEF) (October 1, 2007)

Congo-Kinshasa: Former child soldiers return to their families (International Committee of the Red Cross) (September 24, 2007)

Teachers to fight for child rights (The Times of India) (September 24, 2007)

UNICEF: Children in Former Soviet Countries Missing Out on Education (VOA) (September 20, 2007)

35 years after martial law, Pinoy kids still victims of state repression (Philippine Star) (September 20, 2007)

Ranks of child soldiers swell again in Congo (The Christian Science Monitor) (September 19, 2007)

Africa: Child Soldiers Not a Lost Generation (East African Nairobi) (September 18, 2007)

Displaced children especially vulnerable to illness and military re-recruitment in North Kivu (UNICEF) (September 18, 2007)

Report: Sudan's Kids Still in Danger (Associated Press) (September 14, 2007)

Cote d'Ivoire: Sexual crimes against children continue with "alarming frequency" - UN (IRIN) (September 11, 2007)

New Penalties for Tajik Teachers Slammed (Institute for War and Peace Reporting) (September 7, 2007)

Tajik Schools Suspend Class For Cotton Harvest (Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty) (September 6, 2007)

CAR’s child fighters to be demobilised (Agence France-Presse) (September 2, 2007)

Tamil Tigers Recruit Child Soldiers (VOA News) (August 30, 2007)

Israel fire kills three Palestinian children (Agence France-Presse) (August 29, 2007)

First glimmers of hope for child soldiers (Cape Times) (August 27, 2007)

UNICEF calls for prompt return of children and women in LRA captivity (UNICEF) (August 26, 2007)

Another Side of Child-Soldiering: Girls (Associated Press) (August 25, 2007)

Canadian Bar Association moves to support rights of Khadr (The Globe and Mail) (August 11, 2007)

Journey of a former child soldier (Cayman Net News) (August 10, 2007)

Sierra Leone: Children used for political gain (Defence for Children International - Sierra Leone) (August 06, 2007)

UNICEF urges Somalia's battling rivals to ensure children's safety as death toll rises (UN News Service) (August 03, 2007)

Child soldiers 'need mental help' (BBC News) (August 01, 2007)

Fewer child soldiers, many still brutally vulnerable (Reuters) (July 31, 2007)

Forced Marriage Appeal May Influence ICC (IWPR) (July 24, 2007)

UN body urges end to use of child soldiers in Uganda and Somalia (UN News Centre) (July 20, 2007)

Chad's boy soldiers slowly grasp lost childhood (Reuters) (July 20, 2007)

Sri Lanka: Amnesty International urges LTTE to live up to its pledge to end child recruitment (Amnesty International) (July 10, 2007)

Hebron boy with toy gun killed by IDF (Haaretz) (July 03, 2007)

Burma's Army to Stop Recruiting Child Soldiers (Inter Press Service) (July 03, 2007)

Vocational training helps reintegrate Liberia’s former child soldiers (UNICEF) (July 03, 2007)

Burma to Work Closer With UNICEF to Address Issue of Child Soldiers (VOA News) (June 29, 2007)

Uganda's boy soldier turned rebel chief is a victim, not a criminal, says his family (The Independent) (June 27, 2007)

CAR children 'seized for ransom' (BBC News) (June 26, 2007)

Sierra Leone: Landmark Convictions for Use of Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch) (June 20, 2007)

Iran Leads the World in Executing Children (Human Rights Watch) (June 20, 2007)

Afghan schools try to make new start (BBC News) (June 20, 2007)

US finds neglected Iraqi orphans (BBC News) (June 19, 2007)

Seven children die as US-led air strike hits Afghan school (The Guardian) (June 19, 2007)

Recent violence in Gaza leaves many young people shaken (UNICEF) (June 19, 2007)

Almost One in Four Afghan Children ‘Forced to Work' (Adnkronos International) (June 19, 2007)

UNICEF cautiously welcomes Tigers' release of child soldiers (IRIN) (June 19, 2007)

CAR signed child soldiers reintegration agreement (UNICEF) (June 16, 2007)

Child soldiers swap guns for pens in CAR (Reuters) (June 16, 2007)

Recruiting Taleban 'child soldiers' (BBC News) (June 12, 2007)

Child soldiers found in Somali capital, UNICEF says (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) (June 08, 2007)

Trauma haunts children in war zones (IPS/GIN) (May 31, 2007)

Hard life for African street children (BBC News) (May 31, 2007)

Unicef appeal for Iraqi children (BBC News) (May 23, 2007)

Rebels to release child soldiers (Agence France-Presse) (May 22, 2007)

Child Soldiers Demobilized in the Central African Republic (UNICEF) (May 21, 2007)

Child Soldiers to Be Sent Home (Associated Press) (May 18, 2007)

Global outcry at Taliban's use of boy in filmed beheading (The Guardian) (April 25, 2007)

UNICEF condemns use of a minor in Taliban execution (UNICEF) (April 24, 2007)

Study: Child Soldiers Suffer from Emotional Stress for Years (VOA News) (April 20, 2007)

Former Child Soldiers Seek Redemption (Associated Press) (April 19, 2007)

DR Congo: Army Should Stop Use of Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch) (April 19, 2007)

Sudan's children at a crossroads: An urgent need for protection (Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict) (April 18, 2007)

UNICEF, Muslim rebels to immunize 30,000 Filipino children in conflict areas (Associated Press) (April 15, 2007)

Children shot dead in eastern Sri Lanka (icWales) (April 14, 2007)

Lebanon won't use children in conflict (United Press International) (April 12, 2007)

Mentally handicapped children used in attacks in Iraq (IRIN) (April 10, 2007)

West African child labour still feeds the world's insatiable hunger for chocolate (The Independent) (March 29, 2007)

The world of modern child slavery (BBC News) (March 27, 2007)

Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar (BBC News) (March 27, 2007)

Action call to combat child slavery (Press Association) (March 25, 2007)

Juvenile justice system set up in Kosovo with UN help (United Nations News Centre) (March 23, 2007)

Learning drop-outs could be fined (BBC News) (March 22, 2007)

Child soldiers still recruited 10 years after pact (Reuters) (March 20, 2007)

'Children used' in Iraq bombing (BBC News) (March 20, 2007)

Haiti's hidden 'child slaves' (BBC News) (March 20, 2007)

3,021 child soldiers demobilised in Burundi (AngolaPress) (March 14, 2007)

Israeli troops 'used 11-year-old girl as a human shield' (Telegraph) (March 10, 2007)

Israeli soldiers use two Palestinian minors as human shields (B'Tselem) (March 08, 2007)

Disarming the children (National Post) (March 07, 2007)

Congo called to reintegrate child soldiers fast (Reuters) (March 07, 2007)

Former Child Soldiers Still at Risk in DR Congo (VOA News) (March 07, 2007)

DR Congo: UN envoy on children in conflict on mission to protect youngsters (United Nations News Service) (March 05, 2007)

Writer still haunted by years as a boy soldier (Associated Press) (March 04, 2007)

Nepal: Maoists still holding child soldiers (IRIN News) (February 21, 2007)

Stolen kids turned into terrifying killers (CNN) (February 12, 2007)

Violence in Rio de Janeiro: Child Soldiers in the Drug Wars (Spiegel) (February 08, 2007)

Sudan child soldiers struggle to give up guns-UN (Reuters) (February 08, 2007)

60 countries pledge to help end use of child soldiers (CBC News) (February 06, 2007)

Children of war: the generation traumatised by violence in Iraq (The Guardian) (February 06, 2007)

Nations make child soldier pledge (BBC News) (February 06, 2007)

Child soldiers being actively recruited as frontline fodder in at least 13 countries (Save the Children) (February 05, 2007)

Conference Aims to Help Child Soldiers (Associated Press) (February 05, 2007)

Child soldiers still recruited 10 years after pact (Reuters) (February 05, 2007)

Nepal: Maoists Should Release Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch) (February 01, 2007)

Case against Thomas Lubanga for recruiting and using children in armed conflict to proceed to trial (CRIN) (January 29, 2007)

Sri Lanka: Karuna Group Abducts Children for Combat (Human Rights Watch) (January 24, 2007)

Tigers rapped over child soldiers (BBC News) (January 24, 2007)

Escaping the battle: From child soldier to poster boy (The Independent) (January 22, 2007)

The making, and unmaking, of a child soldier (International Herald Tribune) (January 14, 2007)

Child soldiers caught in chaos of Somalia (AP) (January 13, 2007)

Child Soldiers Being Recruited in Somalia, Say Humanitarian Agencies (VOA News) (January 12, 2007)

Child soldiers 'still recruited by Maoists' (IRIN) (January 11, 2007)

UN staff accused of raping children in Sudan (The Daily Telegraph) (January 03, 2007)

Somalia: Protect children from conscription, say aid agencies (IRIN) (January 02, 2007)

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