Child Soldiers International

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Child Soldiers International, formerly the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, is a UK-based non-governmental organization that works to prevent the recruitment, use and exploitation of children by armed forces and groups.wikipedia
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Children in the military

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According to Child Soldiers International these agreements have helped to reduce child recruitment, but the practice remains widespread and children continue to participate in hostilities around the world.

Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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According to UN documents, in relation to the adoption and enforcement of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Child Soldiers International plays "a key role in ensuring implementation at every level."
As negotiations on the new treaty stalled in 1998, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (now known as Child Soldiers International) was established by six human rights and humanitarian organizations (Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Federation Terre des Hommes, Jesuit Refugee Service, the Quaker United Nations Office (Geneva) and Save the Children).

Red Hand Day

International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers
In 2017 Child Soldiers International estimated that several tens of thousands of children, possibly more than 100,000, were in state- and non-state military organizations around the world, and in 2018 the organization reported that children were being used to participate in at least 18 armed conflicts.

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch was one of six international NGOs that founded the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers in 1998.

Central African Republic

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Recent programmes have included: Central African Republic; Democratic Republic of Congo; Afghanistan; India; Myanmar; Thailand; and United Kingdom.

United Nations Security Council

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Child Soldiers International delivers research findings and policy recommendations to the United Nations Security Council in New York and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland.

Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Child Soldiers International delivers research findings and policy recommendations to the United Nations Security Council in New York and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNICEF

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Child Soldiers International and UNICEF published the Guide to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in December 2003.

Soldier

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In 2012, Child Soldiers International published Louder than words: an agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers, accompanied by a practical 10-point checklist to assist states to end their recruitment of children.

Jesuit Refugee Service

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Terre des hommes

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Rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers

[2] disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration
The rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers is defined by Child Soldiers International as: "The process through which children formerly associated with armed forces/groups are supported to return to civilian life and play a valued role in their families and communities" A child soldier is "...any person below 18 years of age who is or who has been recruited or used by an armed force or armed group in any capacity".

Child suicide bombers in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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According to the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers "2004 Global Report on the Use of Child Soldiers", there were at least nine documented suicide attacks involving Palestinian minors between October 2000 and March 2004 p. 292.

Military recruitment

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According to Child Soldiers International, as of 2017 approximately two-thirds of states worldwide had committed to restrict military recruitment to adults from age 18, and at least 60 non-state armed groups had signed agreements to stop or reduce the use of children for military purposes.

Human rights in Sudan

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According to Rory Mungoven, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Sudan has one of the worst child soldier problems in the world.

Military personnel

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According to Child Soldiers International, as of 2017 approximately two-thirds of states worldwide had committed to restrict military recruitment to adults, while 50 states were still recruiting personnel aged 16 or 17, including most of the world's major military powers.

Child soldiers in Africa

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In 2004, Child Soldiers International estimated that 100,000 children were being used in this way on the continent; in 2008, an academic estimate put the total at 120,000 children, or 40 percent of the global total of child soldiers.

Children in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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According to the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers Israeli settlers often use children to violently harass Palestinian civilians, including through looting mosques and shops.