What led to the policies concerning the use of child soldiers?
Laura is an undergraduate senior at the University of Cincinnati. She plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Human Rights. She was an intern for the Strategic Director at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in the summer of 2014, and is currently working on her senior thesis which will focus on the success of the programs designed by non-governmental organizations for the reintegration of former child combatants in Colombia.
Background on Colombia's armed groups and the recruitment of Colombian child soldiers
Read about the importance of aftercare services and the promotion of children's rights in the reintegration process.
The U.S. war on drugs and its consequences for children in Putumayo, Colombia paint a complicated picture about foreign aid and child soldier recruitment.
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