Sierra Leone and Children and young people
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Content from selected partners can be found by following the relevant links in the central panel below - or check out our editor's selection of the best sector specific information from other websites.
- The BLDS children & young people collection
- Search for the latest children & young people-related print documents on this country from the British Library for Development Studies collection
- Investing in post conflict youth development
- D. Mac-Ikemenjima / Academic Journals, 2008
- Young people are susceptible to being used as perpetrators of conflicts and civil disorders, yet they remain the most vulnerable and the most affected in post conflict communities. However, young people are also the greatest resource to ach...
- Integrating youth into the post conflict reconstruction of Sierra Leone
- M. Zeesman; J. Perlman Robinson; D. Quick / Women's Refugee Commission, 2008
- This document summarises the findings and recommendations of a visit to Sierra Leone to assess the challenges facing displaced young people after the war. The authors looked at young people’s needs, what services appear to be wo...
- Examining the experiences of child soldiers in Sierra Leone
- D. Myriam / Child Rights Information Network, 2005
- This document reports on a project that engaged former child soldiers as participant researchers examining the experiences and psychosocial effects of children’s involvement in armed conflict in Sierra Leone. The study is based on focus gro...
- Treating the physical and psychological suffering in young victims of torture
- N. Heenan / Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, 2006
- In the Sierra Leonean armed conflict (1991-2002), thousands of men, women and children were deliberately maimed by means of the infamous 'short' or 'long' sleeve limb amputations. This article, one of a series on psycho-social issues in the...
- The need to abolish hospital fees in Africa
- R. Keith; P. Shackleton / Save the Children Fund, 2006
- This paper makes a case for the abolition of hospital user fees in developing countries in general and in Africa in particular. The paper asserts that hospital fees make basic health care treatment unaffordable for poor people, and forces ...
- What opportunities for children who are out of school?
- Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2005
- This toolkit is designed to identify effective policies that support the preparation of livelihood opportunities for out-of-school youth in terms of earning, learning, and skill development opportunities. It identifies programmes that serve...
- Measures to avoid the recruitment of child soldiers in West Africa
- E. Delap / Save the Children Fund, 2005
- This report looks at the experiences of children living in conflict situations, and focuses on strategies to prevent the recruitment of children into armed groups. Following interviews and discussions with around 200 children and 300 parent...
- Weapons in hands of West African youths spell trouble
- N. Florquin; E. G. Berman / Small Arms Survey, 2005
- This study looks at the armed groups and small arms in the 15 member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region. Armed groups in this report are defined as groups that have the capacity to challenge the state...
- Youth fighters in West Africa
- Human Rights Watch, 2005
- This paper looks at the migrant population of young fighters – regional warriors – who have been involved in the armed conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire since the late 1980’s, who view war as mainly an economic op...
- Conference highlighted the issues inherent in working with child mothers in conflict
- M. Robinson; S. McKay / Rockefeller Foundation, 2005
- This conference paper summarises discussions and conclusions reached at the conference on "Girl mothers in fighting forces and their post-war reintegration in southern and western Africa" held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center...