Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection

Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection

by Michael Wessells
     
 

Compelling and humane, this book reveals the lives of the 300,000 child soldiers around the world, challenging stereotypes of them as predators or a lost generation. Based mainly on participatory research and interviews with hundreds of former child soldiers worldwide, Wessells allows these ex-soldiers to speak for themselves. A passionate call for action, ChildSee more details below

Overview

Compelling and humane, this book reveals the lives of the 300,000 child soldiers around the world, challenging stereotypes of them as predators or a lost generation. Based mainly on participatory research and interviews with hundreds of former child soldiers worldwide, Wessells allows these ex-soldiers to speak for themselves. A passionate call for action, Child Soldiers pushes readers to go beyond the horror stories to develop local and global strategies to stop this theft of childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032552
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
515,145
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations

  1. Child Victims, Young Combatants
  2. Entry into Armed Groups
  3. Inside Armed Groups
  4. Girl Soldiers
  5. Health and HIV/AIDS
  6. The Invisible Wounds of War
  7. Putting Down the Gun
  8. The Transition to Civilian Life
  9. Community Reconciliation, Justice, and Protection
  10. Prevention

  • References
  • Index

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