Policies and reports

Explore War Child's latest reports, research, advocacy papers and organisational policies.

VoiceMore group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

VoiceMore: The recruitment and use of children in armed groups

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people in Masisi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, supported by War Child UK. It outlines their concerns regarding the way children and youth are recruited and used by armed groups in the area and the lack of support they receive when they leave. It focuses on what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted within the community, and their recommendations for change.

Close up of two people shaking hands.

Being a 'Force for Good' - How the UK's military partnerships can better protect children

In 2019, the UK had support relationships in at least eight countries where grave violations against children were verified by the UN. In this new report, War Child states that building the capacity of partner military forces, without appropriate efforts to ensure that the capacity is used in accordance with international law and best practice, places more children at risk.

VoiceMore group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

VoiceMore: Preventing the abuse and exploitation of child cattle herders

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people living in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, supported by War Child. It details their concerns regarding the abuse and exploitation of child herders in their community, what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted, and their recommendations for ways to address the issue.

VoiceMore group in Uganda.

VoiceMore: Protecting separated and orphaned children

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people living in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in the Yumbe district of northern Uganda, supported by War Child. It details their concerns regarding the situation of orphan and separated children in refugee and host communities, what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted, and their recommendations for ways to address the issue.

Former child soldiers at school in the Central African Republic.

Rethink Child Soldiers

This report aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future.

VoiceMore group in the Central African Republic.

VoiceMore: Combating corruption and abuse in schools

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people living in Bangui in the Central African Republic, supported by War Child. It details their concerns regarding sexual abuse and corruption in schools, what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted, and their recommendations for ways to address the issue.