Posted by in on October 29, 2011

Grim Prospects of DRC’s Female Child Soldiers

In this article, Taylor Toeka shares the experience of female child soldiers in the Congo through the eyes of Josephine, a teenager who opted to join the militia as an attempt to escape an early marriage. The piece highlights the difficulty ex-child soldiers have in reintegrating into civilian life and discusses the effectiveness of the various programmes that have been set up for this purpose.