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Watchlist Press Releases:

Targeted Attacks on Medical Facilities and Staff in Afghanistan Lead to Death and Disease Among Children – March 6, 2017

UN Secretary-General Should Add New Perpetrators to His 2017 List of Violators Against Children in Armed Conflict – March 1, 2017

August 2016 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – August 1, 2016

Watchlist Welcomes Listing of New Parties in the UN Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, Calls for Further, More Accurate Listings – June 8, 2016

On International Human Rights Day, Watchlist signals that detention of children in Mali is a problem – December 10, 2015

New Report: Central African Republic: Attacks on Schools Endangering Children – September 10, 2015 (French)

June 2015 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – June 18, 2015

March 2015 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – March 24, 2015

Colombia: Child soldiers risk being left out of the peace process – February 19, 2015

September 2014 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – September 8, 2014

New Report: Children in Northeast Nigeria Subject to a Wide Range of Violations by Warring Parties; Greater Action Needed– September 4, 2014

UN Should Exclude DRC Armed Forces from Peacekeeping Mission in CAR – August 19, 2014

March 2014 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – March 7, 2014

New Report: Violations Committed by Armed Groups Against Children in Mali; Greater Action Needed by All – June 19, 2013 (French)

2013 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – June 17, 2013

Myanmar: Watchlist Calls for an Inclusive and Transparent Implementation of the Action Plan on Child Recruitment and Use – June 29, 2012

New UN Report on Children and Armed Conflict: List of Persistent Perpetrators of Extreme Violence Against Children Doubles – June 11, 2012

New Report: Risks For Children in Colombia’s Armed Conflict on the Rise; Protection by Colombian Government Insufficient – April 3, 2012

New Report: LRA And Other Armed Groups Committing Grave Violations Against Children in Central African Republic – May 4, 2011

New Report Calls On World Leaders To Protect Afghanistan’s Children – June 14, 2010

Watchlist Applauds New UN Security Council Resolution To Protect Children In Armed Conflict, Urges Implementation – August 4, 2009

No More Denial: Call for UN To Protect Children In Armed Conflict In Myanmar – May 6, 2009

Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka Escalates, Children Face Urgent Crisis – April 14, 2008 (SinhalaTamil)

Children Continue To Face Abuses In Sudan, Watchlist Calls For Urgent Action – April 18, 2007

Nepal’s Children Devastated By Raging Armed Conflict – January 26, 2005

Liberia Dangerous For Children Months After War Ends – June 28, 2004

Watchlist Outraged By Wide Spectrum Of Abuses Against Children In Colombia – February 18, 2004

Watchlist Deplores Widespread Abuses Against Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo – June 16, 2003

Children Ravaged by Sudan’s War, Peace Process Should Give Priority to Ending Abuses and Building Future with Children and Adolescents – March 25, 2003

Activists From War Zones Demand Better Protection For Children – November 6, 2002

Afghan Peace and Reconstruction Plans Should Include Protections For Children – November 19, 2001

Watchlist in Other Media:

Launch of the report, “‘Every Clinic is Now on the Frontline’ The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care in Afghanistan at the UN Press Briefing Room – March 6, 2017

“Attacks on Afghan hospitals hit children the hardest” – Op-Ed in IRIN by Christine Monaghan, Watchlist Research Officer – March 6, 2017

“Afghan fighting pressures hospitals, clinics: children’s rights group” – Reuters article about Watchlist Field Monitor Report – March 6, 2017

Launch of the policy note, “Annual Report 2017: Putting Children’s Rights Up Front” at the UN Press Briefing Room – March 1, 2017

“UN Urged to Add 11 Parties to List of Child Rights Violators” – AP article quoting Watchlist – March 1, 2017

“How Can Peace Agreements Protect Children? Q&A with Eva Smets” – International Peace Institute Interview – February 17, 2017

“Shifting Afghan frontlines make aid work harder, more dangerous” – Reuters article quoting Watchlist – February 9, 2017

“Vulnerable Students, Unsafe Schools: Attacks and Military Use of Schools in the Central African Republic” – Interview given by Janine Morna to VOA’s “Africa 54” program – September 10, 2015

“Countries Delay UN Plan to Name those Accused of Sex Abuse” – Associated Press article quoting Watchlist  – August 20, 2015

“Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War” – Inter Press Service article quoting Watchlist – July 14, 2015

“Report: Violence Against Children Runs Rampant In Nigeria’s Northeast” – Interview given by Janine Morna and Saudatu Mahdi to National Public Radio – September 4, 2014

Launch of the report “Where are they…? The situation of children and armed conflict in Mali” at the UN Press Briefing Room – June 19, 2013

“Los niños de la guerra,” Watchlist appearance with partner organization COALICO on CNN Café – April 6, 2012

“No One to Trust: Children and Armed Conflict in Colombia” – Watchlist Briefing at the UN – April 3, 2012

“An Uncertain Future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic” – Interview given by Laura Perez to Radio Ndeke Luka in Bangui – May 18, 2011

“An Uncertain Future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic” – Interview given by Laura Perez to BBC’s “Focus on Africa” programme – May 4, 2011

An Uncertain Future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic – Watchlist/IDMC Briefing at the UN – May 4, 2011