Allons-y | January 2019

This third volume of Allons-y features four articles on how militarization and armed violence targets and harms children, and how this trauma is challenging to undo: one article discusses the plight of children in autocratic North Korea, one the sexual violence targeted at girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one the shortcomings of the reintegration process for children released from armed groups in the DRC, and one the mental health support challenges faced by refugee youth.

Child Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Revisiting 'Reintegration' through a Psycho-Social Framework

Arpita Mitra, a recent advanced master’s graduate from the Geneva Academy and University of Oxford, discusses the shortcomings of the demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration program in the DRC and how its lack of sufficient psycho-social measures prevented it from being successful at the micro level.