February 12 marks International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. Tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world. The EU consistently condemns the use of child soldiers and manages and funds dozens of projects to support children affected by conflict.
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It is estimated that eight million children worldwide, around 90 % of whom are not orphans, are living in institutions where they are at high risk of physical and psychological violence, abuse and neglect, undermining their ability to reach their full potential and exposing them to further risks of social exclusion.
This assessment carried out in The Gambia on behalf of the European Union Delegation is an analysis of the information ecosystem in the country and identifies context and priorities for support of freedom of expression and the development of independent media. A month-long field work in October to November 2017 gathered insights and information to support the momentous changes already underway.
Appel à propositions régional Afrique de l'Ouest et Bassin du Lac Tchad financé sous l'Instrument contribuant à la stabilité et la paix (IcSP), Article 4, Fiche d'action Soutien aux acteurs de la société civile, Programme annuel 2017
The EU Delegation, together with the Permanent Mission of Uruguary, Unicef, ChildRightsConnect and ICVA hosted a debate to discuss how to better protect the rights of the child in humanitarian situations.