Building a Human Rights Culture in the Context of Child Soldiering

by  Joel MBONGI KUVUNA  – June 2015

The present research focuses on the phenomenon of child soldiering which occurs in many countries worldwide and which is prevalent specifically in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DR Congo alone has in the last ten years included 27 percent of African child soldiers in its armed forces. The conflicts in the DRC always centre on the country’s mineral resources and in this context children have become a weapon of war.