Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative Presentation

Right now, a quarter of a million children are taking part in armed conflicts around the world. These girls and boys are often recruited by force and used by armed groups as cheap and expendable weapons of war, sex slaves and a labour force to sustain the conflict. To date, the international community’s response has largely been reactive, focusing on post-conflict rehabilitation. Yet, the recruitment of children has not slowed.

Join us for a special presentation of two great Canadian humanitarians Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire (retired) and Dr. James Orbinski. These internationally renowned leaders will discuss the intersection between humanitarian work and the security sector and how these two spheres can collaborate to better protect children from harm. A special screening of excerpts from the documentary Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children and spoken word poetry by Halifax poet laureate El Jones will inform and enhance the presentation.

Category

Social events

Time

Location

McInnes Room, Student Union Building

Cost

Students: $ 17.00
General: $ 30.00

Additional Information

Founded by retired lieutenant-general and celebrated humanitarian Roméo Dallaire and housed at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide, through ground breaking research, advocacy, and security-sector training.

A quarter of a million child soldiers participate in armed conflict around the world today. All funds raised will go support the Dallaire Initiative’s efforts to keep children off the front lines.

Contact

Please contact Lori Ward at 902.225.9899 or lori@childsoldiers.org with any questions.