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Title:Under the Gun: Children and Small Arms
Author:Stohl, Rachel J.
Periodical:African Security Review
Geographic term:Africa
child soldiers
small arms
Military, Defense and Arms
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2002.9627965
Abstract:Children on the African continent have suffered immensely from the proliferation and misuse of small arms, including death, injury, displacement, separation from families, loss of access to health, humanitarian and educational services, and lack of economic opportunities. Further, over 300,000 children serve as child soldiers, relying on small arms as their tools of war. The international community has worked to establish protections for children for over 50 years, yet children continue to suffer. The recent UN Special Session on Children adopted 'A world fit for children', which, in combination with the Programme of Action agreed upon at the July 2001 UN Conference on Small Arms, begins to address a comprehensive approach to eliminating the negative impacts of small arms proliferation on children in conflict. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]