ARC - Critical issue Module 7: Children associated with armed forces or armed groups

ARC - Critical issue Module 7: Children assosiated with armed forces or armed groups

The recruitment and use of children in conflict is a complex issue and can be extremely sensitive, bringing agencies into the political and military arena. A broad set of skills and knowledge is required to fully address not only the immediate child protection concerns but also the underlying causes which include poverty and lack of livelihoods, family separation or breakdown and lack of access to education. And understanding of the law and judicial systems relevant to children is also important.

This module does not attempt to address all areas fully but aims to support the development of skills and knowledge in relation to emergency aspects, and to provide information and links for those who require more detailed resources and guidance.

The ARC resource pack provides information and training materials to strengthen individuals' capacity to address the causes of children's vulnerabilities, to build effective child protection systems for use in emergencies and long-term development, and to ensure that no activities inadvertently compromise children's rights or safety.

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Published 2015-03-13