“What I so admire about the Initiative is its focus on trying to break this pattern of brutalization and the indifference of governments and paramilitaries somehow.”
—Stephen Lewis

“Child soldiers deserve a second chance—but what about a first chance? That’s what The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is all about.”
—John Kon Kelei, former child soldier

“I wish The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative’s training had been available when I was in the field.”
—Jean-Marie Guehenno

“The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is a decisive contribution to the protection of children from the impact of armed conflict and very especially from being used as soldiers.”
—Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence against Children