The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is progressively ending the use of child soldiers through a security sector approach, combining world-class research, high-level advocacy, and prevention-focused training.
War Has Changed
Therefore our tactics must change too. The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative aims to work with militaries, police, policy makers, academics and humanitarians to make a long-term impact in preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
We lead the way on research addressing critical gaps in knowledge on child soldiers, pioneering work on child soldiers as an early warning indicator of mass atrocities, and creating the world’s first training handbook focused on child soldiers. We conduct high-level advocacy with governments and international organisations, helping to shape the United Nations Security Council resolutions and impacting policies at the UN and NATO.