Every day children are trained for war, fight in war, and die in war.
We would never stand for it here. So why are we letting it happen there?
It’s time for us to get informed and take action.
What is a child soldier?
A boy or girl under the age of 18 who has been forced into fighting with rebel groups, government armies or militias. Duties for a child soldier include anything from armed fighting and combing for landmines to sexual exploitation and abuse. Those who survive are left with life-long trauma.
War Child Canada is a registered charity that provides humanitarian assistance to children affected by war and generates awareness, support and action for children’s rights everywhere.