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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (Leila Zerrougui)
Why this petition matters
Started by Shirah Z Mansaray
In 1996, Graça Machel, former wife of Nelson Mandela, released a UN report entitled “The Impact of War on Children”. The 10 recommendations made in the report have become guiding principles to aid rescued child soldiers. Advancements have been made by the international community to address issues of security, displacement, and human rights monitoring, but less support has come to the psychosocial needs and trauma rehabilitation of child soldiers.