Children and Armed Conflict
Preventing Gross Violations of Children's Rights During WartimeBuy Full Issue$34.95
War has no shortage of victims, but perhaps the most tragic are children who are caught in the middle of conflict beyond their control or understanding.
In a groundbreaking 1996 report on the “Impact of Armed Conflict on Children,” former United Nations Minister of Education of Mozambique Graça Machel outlined the many ways children suffer during armed conflicts. “It is unforgivable that children are assaulted, violated, murdered, and yet our conscience is not revolted nor our sense of dignity challenged,” she wrote. “This represents a fundamental crisis of our civilization.”
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In This Issue
Preventing Gross Violations of Children's Rights During Wartime
Six Grave Violations During Armed Conflict
Challenges Remaining on the Children and Armed Conflict Agenda
Special Representative Leila Zerrougui Addresses the Security Council
Text of Security Council Resolution 2068 (2012)
Pro & Con
Is UN Security Council Resolution 2068 an Effective Way to Help Protect the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict?