Children From War: What the New International Agreement Really
Means. A Y&M Online news story. (March 2000)
of Children as Soldiers (Foreign Policy In Focus, November
1999) Provides an overview of the issue of child soldiers, documents problems
with current US foreign policy and offers recommendations for the US to
work toward ending the use of children as soldiers.
- Child Soldiers:
One of the Worst Abuses of Child Labour. London: Amnesty International,
January 1999. This report presents child soldiers as an abuse of child labor,
pointing to the particular hazards of soldiering. It also makes recommendations.
- Wessells, Mike. Child
Soldiers. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: November/December
1997: 32-39. A short but comprehensive article on many issues surrounding
child soldiers, including forced recruitment, healing, and the Convention
on the Rights of the Child.
- In the Firing
Line: War and Children's Rights.
London: Amnesty International United Kingdom, 1999. This book shows how
the rights of children are routinely violated throughout the world. It focuses
on how wars throughout the world impact children, including a chapter on
- Brett, Rachel and
Margaret McCallin. Children: The Invisible Soldiers. Växjö, Sweden:
Rädda Barnen (Swedish Save the Children),
1996. Based on case studies from 26 countries, this unique study looks at
the global picture, recruitment, treatment of child soldiers, rehabilitation
and reintegration, legal standards, and recommendations.
- Garbarino, James, Nancy
Dubrow, Kathleen Kostelny, and Carole Pardo. Children in Danger.
San Francisco: Jossey-Boss Publishers, 1992. This book examines the threat
to childhood development posed by living amid chronic community violence.
- Levy, Barry S. and
Victor W. Sidel, eds. War and Public Health. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1997. Comprehensive examination of the relationship between war and
public health. Looks at the effects of war on health, human rights, and
the environment with chapters on especially vulnerable populations, such
as women, children, and refugees.