Supporting the Recovery and Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers While the Government of Iraq and the UN continue to collaborate through the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) Country Task Force on the development of an action plan to prevent recruitment and support reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups [...]
Source: Amnesty International / Date: July 2020 Amnesty International has released a report on the plight of child survivors of ISIS in Iraq, which documents the psychological, physical, and other forms of trauma that the children are suffering from even today, as well as the work of SEED Foundation and other organizations working to help [...]
They Were Children When They Were Kidnapped By ISIS and Forced to Fight. What Happens Now That They’re Home?
Source: Time Magazine / Author: Kimberly Dozier / Date: May 23, 2019 This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Raised in northern Iraq’s small Yezidi religious minority, S. was 9 years old when the so-called Islamic State killed his father and brother, kidnapped him and turned him into a child soldier. He [...]
Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS Source: The Globe Post / Author: Bryan Bowman When Arya, a young Yazidi girl, returned home after being kidnapped by ISIS, she could no longer speak the language of her people. After spending years living in ISIS captivity, she was sold and resold as a domestic [...]