Child Soldiers International

Child Soldiers International

Charity information

Child Soldiers International

Child Soldiers International wants all children to enjoy their human rights, free from military use and exploitation.

To achieve this, we work with communities to prevent the recruitment of children, and to support the reintegration of former child soldiers. We advocate for stronger legal standards worldwide. And we campaign to ensure that decision-makers protect children’s rights more effectively.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Child Soldiers International works to prevent all military recruitment of children.

    We collaborate with communities, helping them to safeguard their children from recruiters, while also building information about the problem and developing effective responses. Working with those communities, we then engage with national and international authorities to better protect children’s rights.

    Together with local partners, we support children to avoid being recruited and used for military purposes. With the right support, children can become powerful advocates for their own rights and are often the most effective campaigners in their own communities.

    We combine our projects in a handful of priority countries with work to improve standards internationally.

    Most of the world is moving slowly towards an effective ban on involving anyone under the age of 18 in armed forces or groups, although there is still a long way to go. We support this process, with the aim of one day seeing an end to the use of children by all military forces.

  • Aims

    Child Soldiers International aims to:

    • End all recruitment, use and exploitation of children by armed forces and groups.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1095237

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 02073244690

    Address: The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT

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  • Preventing the use of child soldiers in CAR

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