Introduction  More than seven years have passed since the conflict in Syria began, yet violations against the vulnerable children are still going on. All parties to the conflict have perpetually killed, recruited, and placed many children in combat roles. Pursuant to the Security Council resolution 2225 of 2015, the UN Secretary-General is to submit inclusive annual reports on children and armed conflicts. This report sheds the light on the number of children recruited or used in forced labor in 2018 by the regime and the opposition. STJ's field researchers met...
On 5 July, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), and the ‘Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava’ demobilized 149 children from their ranks and signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict during an official ceremony in Ramalan, in the Kurdish region of Syria.[1] On September 5, 2018, The Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) General Commander Mazloum Abdi, issued a military order prevents the recruitment of persons under 18 years and instructs to send those already enlisted to the Education Authority...
Preface: Thousands of children in Syria face serious violations of their rights, including sexual violence in detention centers and other places, killing, recruitment and using them frequently in military operations fighting in the ranks of Syrian conflict parties. In response to Security Council resolutions concerning children and armed conflict, including Resolution No. 2225 (2015), the Secretary-General of the United Nations is requested to report annually on children and armed conflict issues. In his latest report, issued on August 24, 2017, the Secretary-General stated that incidents of children recruitment...