Child Soldiers From Recruitment to Reintegration

Author: Alpaslan Özerdem
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230342922
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines the complex and under-researched relationship between recruitment experiences and reintegration outcomes for child soldiers. It looks at time spent in the group, issues of cohesion, identification, affiliation, membership and the post demobilization experience of return, and resettlement.

Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States

Author: Scott Gates
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822973596
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Current global estimates of children engaged in warfare range from 200,000 to 300,000. Children's roles in conflict range from armed and active participants to spies, cooks, messengers, and sex slaves. Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States examines the factors that contribute to the use of children in war, the effects of war upon children, and the perpetual cycle of warfare that engulfs many of the world's poorest nations. The contributors seek to eliminate myths of historic or culture-based violence, and instead look to common traits of chronic poverty and vulnerable populations. Individual essays examine topics such as: the legal and ethical aspects of child soldiering; internal UN debates over enforcement of child protection policies; economic factors; increased access to small arms; displaced populations; resource endowments; forced government conscription; rebel-enforced quota systems; motivational techniques employed in recruiting children; and the role of girls in conflict. The contributors also offer viable policies to reduce the recruitment of child soldiers such as the protection of refugee camps by outside forces, “naming and shaming,” and criminal prosecution by international tribunals. Finally, they focus on ways to reintegrate former child soldiers into civil society in the aftermath of war.

Child Soldiers

Author: Michael G. Wessells
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023598
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Human rights activists, physicians and citizens around the world recognise the need to find effective interventions for child soldiers but up to now we have lacked systematic information about them. Wessells discusses all of the major concerns: how boys and girls are recruited or enticed into guerrilla groups.

Youth in Conflict and Peacebuilding

Author: A. Özerdem
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137314532
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This study investigates the role of youth in peacebuilding, and addresses the failure of states and existing research to recognise youths as political actors, which can result in their contribution to peacebuilding being ignored.

Child Soldiers

Author: David M. Rosen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845268
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues that make this such a thorny issue. * A chronology of major events in the efforts to limit the use of child soldiers * Biographical sketches of famous child soldiers and key figures in the effort to ban the use of child soldiers * A directory of organizations involved in the child soldier issue

Culture Religion and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda

Author: Bård Mæland
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433109515
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This is an important book that tackles the multifaceted moral, political, spiritual, religious, and psychosocial realities of girls and young women associated with fighting forces in Sub-Saharan Africa. The book's most significant contributions take the contexts of culture, family, and community seriously as the authors delve into the violence and transformation in wars and the resulting implications for healing for females and their communities. For most of these females there was no return to normalcy following war. The contributors reveal the complexity of females' attempts to make meaning of their experiences, rebuild a sense of respect and dignity, and how all of this has to be understood within processes of renegotiating and rebuilding relationships within their communities."-Dyan Mazurana, Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Research Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University --

Developing Strategies to Deal with Trauma in Children

Author: Jill Donnelly
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586035460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Strategies which mothers, fathers, teachers, or any concerned member of the community can be trained to undertake in order to complement the work of mental-health professionals. This publication focuses on preventing trauma and dealing with its consequences in children and adolescents as victims, witnesses and perpetrators of violence.

Transitional Justice for Child Soldiers

Author: K. Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703050X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines and offers suggestions for how post-conflict practices should conceptualize and address harms committed by child soldiers for successful social reconstruction in the aftermath of mass atrocity. It defends the use of accountability and considers the agency of youth participants in violent conflict as responsible moral entities.