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Child Soldiers: Home

April 2020

Search Terms

Begin by using these keywords in your search engine.  Use quotes for more exact results.

"Child soldiers" AND "Children & War" AND Terrorism

"Child soldiers" AND "War - Social Aspects"

"Children and War"

"Participation, Juvenile" AND War

"Youth Soldiers"

* .mil only

Guide Description



Child soldiers are children under the age of eighteen who are part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group, state or non-state, in any capacity including fighters, cooks, suicide bombers, human shields, messengers, spies, or for sexual purposes.

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

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