Fighting back - Child and community-led strategies to avoid children’s recruitment into armed forces and groups in West Africa

This report reveals the complexity of the issue of children’s recruitment into armed forces. It highlights the need for context-specific responses that focus on child protection mechanisms, attitudes towards recruitment, education and poverty alleviation.The research findings will be of interest to governmental, NGO and UN initiatives to prevent child recruitment in West Africa and beyond.

Published 2010-04-13