Solo, 16, is a former child soldier from an armed group in the South Kivu Province.
For a year, Kayemba has been an active fighter among hundreds of others in a self-defense group.
On International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, Child Reporters launched messages asking to end the use of children in armed groups and forces.
As Children Reporters they acquired the tools to succeed in realizing their dreams. Today, they are adults and always committed to defend children’s rights.
Ricardo, as every child, has the right to be registered at the Civil Registry Office and to have its birth certificate but today he is deprived of his identity.
In Bikoro, victims of sexual violence are victimized not only by their tormentors, but also by the police.
Every day the two boys spend hours walking to pick up as many bottles as possible to resell them afterwards.
Walking through the streets of Bunia, we noticed something which shocked us: games stalls were being frequented by children, even though gambling is something normally reserved for adults.
I would like to share with all readers some sad realities that young girls live on a daily basis, which stem from the occurrence of menstruation.
The street has become the only family for many children across the DRC. Traditionally called ‘shegués’, these street children nonetheless have the right to enjoy a decent life.