Stolen Futures The reintegration of children affected by armed conflict

The international community now has a key opportunity to assess how it can better protect children from the negative impacts of armed conflict, and how it can enhance children’s participation in building lasting peace. To this end, we undertook an analysis of our programmes that deal with reintegration of children who have been associated with armed forces and groups, looking at outcomes and impact. This paper is a result of that research and analysis. It describes the key issues identified by Save the Children agencies and our partners, using direct quotes from children and their communities where possible. Our aim is to outline some of the main findings regarding the reintegration of these children into civilian life and to identify the major challenges the international community still faces as we strive towards more effective programming for and with children affected by armed conflict.

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