Children as Weapons of War – November 12, 2017

Children as Weapons of War – November 12, 2017

Children as Weapons of War – November 12, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Children as weapons of war and the man working to end it.

Alison speaks with Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman from the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative about the use of child soldiers in conflict zones and also about the new Canadian strategy to prevent the practice.

We hear from musician and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal about the trauma he experienced as a child combatant in South Sudan.

Jo Becker, advocacy director of the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, talks about what legislative measures can be used to eliminate the use of child soldiers on the battlefield.