No Choice: It Takes a World to End the use of Child Soldiers

Erica Hall - World Vision International

World Vision commissioned the research, 'No Choice', to better understand children associated with armed groups. Featuring primary and secondary research from Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and South Sudan, this research helps us understand who joins and why, by lifting up the voices and experiences of girls and boys from these countries. The report also proposes solutions to end child recruitment, especially for those children who are so surrounded by hardship that joining an armed force or group seems like the least bad of only terrible choices.