Child Soldiers International is an international human rights charity. It seeks to end the military recruitment and the use in hostilities, in any capacity, of any person under the age of 18 by state armed forces or non-state armed groups. It advocates for the release of children exploited by armed forces and groups, supports communities to protect them, and promotes their successful reintegration into civilian life.
JRCT makes a grant through its Peace and Security programme towards Child Soldiers International’s campaign to raise the minimum recruitment age into the UK Armed Forces to 18 years. This work is a close fit with the Trust’s Peace and Security funding priority of challenging militarism.
Photograph: David Gee, UK Campaign Manager, working on the Child Soldiers International campaign to ban the voluntary recruitment of anyone under the age of 18 into the UK armed forces.