Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Child Reporters Protection 13 February 2017 No Comments on Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

At 12 years of age, having lost both parents, Trésor* joined the FRPI, an active armed group in the north-east of the DRC. Very sad, he talks to me about his memories of a life as a child soldier and what he has become today. The moving story of Trésor, 17 years old, resembles that of hundreds of former child soldiers.

Children promoting their Rights: An inclusive workshop in Kinshasa

Children promoting their Rights: An inclusive workshop in Kinshasa

Child Reporters Participation 7 October 2015 No Comments on Children promoting their Rights: An inclusive workshop in Kinshasa

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1612 on Child Rights during Armed Conflicts, a committee of children from all over DRC gathered in Kinshasa to advocate their rights and take part in an inclusive workshop. Eunice a Young Reporter gives us a detailed account of this story!