Children’s Rights Upfront: Preventing the Recruitment and Use of Children in Violence

The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, in partnership with Dalhousie University's Open Dialogue series, is hosting an exclusive event with keynote speakers Omar Khadr and Ishmael Beah.

The event is a rare opportunity for public discussion around the complex issue of child soldiers. Mr. Khadr and Mr. Beah will highlight their experience in conflict and why they are passionate about the protection of children.

With remarks from Dr. Shelly Whitman and LGen the Hon. Roméo Dallaire, don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this compelling conversation.

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Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre 



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Event proceeds will support the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and help to continue its work preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The suggested minimum donation is $10.