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Red Hand Day 2021

On this International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, otherwise known as Red Hand Day, we implore everyone to take a moment to reflect on the plight of children in conflict and push for global leaders to put preventative solutions into action to end this major human rights violation.

Dr. Shelly Whitman and General Dallaire have written a powerful op-ed piece in iPolitics.  In this piece, the discussion acknowledges the need for prevention, before abuse ever takes place.

Red Hand Day: The international day against the use of child soldiers

Child Soldiers and ISIS

By: Dr. Shelly Whitman

Original Article Link

Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF claimed that 2014 was the most devastating year ever for children. It is not hard to see why. With over 15 million children directly affected by conflict and children used as soldiers in 14 countries, by 50 armed groups and seven state armies, violence continues to be a mainstay in many children