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Radhika Coomaraswamy
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Reflections on Women, Girls and Armed Conflict

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 11:00 PM

I spend a lot of time with children these days, but it was the cause of women that pushed me to initially try and lobby the world to stand firm in the fight for the dispossessed and the vulnerable. As UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women for nine years,...

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Afghanistan: Child Soldiers and Dancing Boys

Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 6:04 PM

As we landed in Kabul, we were informed that Hamida Barmaki, her four children and husband had been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a supermarket in the centre of town. According to intelligence, the bomber was aiming at private contractors attached to Xe, formerly Blackwater. Instead, they killed...

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Children in War: More Reason to Hope

Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 4:34 PM

From Afghanistan to Sudan, from the Philippines to the Central African Republic, there are more than 20 situations listed in the United Nations Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict detailing the use of girls and boys as soldiers -- slinging AK-47s and forced to murder before they are...

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