September 23, 2011
Chairman John Conyers Judiciary Braintrust
Rebecca Project to Discuss Non-Consensual Human Research in Africa and Domestic Sex-trafficking
Washington Convention Center
September 24-25, 2011
The summit will bring together students, prominent scholars, policy makers, and leading activists to examine key themes related to scarce resources and conflict in Africa. READ MORE...
September 26, 2011
The Paris commitments to protect children from unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups and the Paris principles and guidelines on children associated with armed forces or armed groups were adopted at the international conference ‘Free children from war’ in Paris, February 2007. READ MORE...
Around the world, thousands of boys and girls are recruited into government armed forces and rebel groups to serve as combatants, cooks, porters, messengers or in other roles. Girls are also recruited for sexual purposes or forced marriage. Many have been recruited by force, though some may have joined as a result of economic, social or security pressures. Situations of displacement and poverty make children even more vulnerable to recruitment. READ MORE...