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Boyden - Chapter 07

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Buy and Download Description The use of children as soldiers is a growing phenomenon that has become a focus of advocacy and programme intervention by both human rights and humanitarian non-governmental organisations. Such interventions fall broadly into two strands. The first involves efforts to keep children out of conflict. This is exemplified by campaigning for an optional protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to raise the minimum age of recruitment or participation in hostilities to 18 years. The second involves direct intervention to provide assistance to former child soldiers. Many of these programmes emphasise the psychosocial needs of children perceived to be victims of war. The aim is commonly to help children deal with the experience of being soldiers and to reunite them with their families or reintegrate them with the communities they are perceived to have been separated from by becoming fighters. The use of children as soldiers is a growing phenomenon that has become a focus of advocacy and programme intervention by both human rights and humanitarian non-governmental organisations. Such interventions fall broadly into two strands. The firs
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