(SCR) – This is Security Council Report’s (SCR) eighth research report dedicated to tracking the UN Security Council’s involvement with the issue of children and armed conflict. This report covers key developments during 2016 and through mid-October 2017. It pays particular attention to the role of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, with an […]

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(Malaysia Sun) – Khadka Bahadur Ramtel was only 12 years old in 2002 when he was conscripted by the Maoists. He and his classmates from the village school in Humla district in northern Nepal were taken into a forest for training, but Ramtel escaped after a month. He went to India and worked illegally at construction […]

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(Republica) – The Discharged People’s Liberation Army Struggle Committee, the association of Maoist combatants who were termed ‘disqualified’ during the peace process, has filed a complaint at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) demanding action against the then leadership of the CPN (Maoist) [present day UCPN (Maoist)] for exploiting them as child soldiers. On behalf of the […]

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(AFP) – Wincing with pain every time he walks, Bijay Rai is constantly reminded of his decision to join the Maoist army aged 14, as one of Nepal’s thousands of child soldiers. Rai voluntarily took part in the Maoist’s decade-long insurgency, launching attacks on government and army posts, because he believed they were fighting for Nepal’s millions […]

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(My Republica) –  Organizations working for child rights have asked the government to identify children affected by the armed conflict and to bring a long-term program to support them. A delegation of 12 such organizations, led by Himalayan Human Rights Group, met National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Anupraj Sharma on Monday and handed over a memorandum. […]

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(Republica) – The government of Nepal is to execute a national work procedure for the rehabilitation of children affected by the armed conflict. The Ministry of Peace and Rehabilitation has said it is executing the procedure in light of the true statistics of children affected by the conflict not becoming available.  Link

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