[This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post on 10/04/2012] President Barack Obama announced on Friday that, for the second year in a row, it was withholding portions of U.S. military assistance from the Democratic Republic of Congo because of its continued use of child soldiers. The U.S. also said it wouldn’t train a Congolese [...]
By: Michele Kelemen December 20, 2011 Delly Mawazo Sesete wants American consumers to know what is in their smart phones, computers and other electronics and where U.S. companies like Apple are getting those rare metals. Sesete says that, without knowing, consumers in the U.S. could be fueling conflicts in Eastern Congo. The human rights activist [...]
[Blog, originally from the Huffington Post] Jo Becker Children’s Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch Posted: November 9, 2010 10:07 AM Until recently, the United States might have been considered a world leader in combating the use of child soldiers. But after events last month, children victimized in war may need to look elsewhere for [...]
[A recent editorial regarding the Obama Administration's military aid policies] Reject those who exploit children By: Harvard Editorial Board Posted: 11/11/10 Despite its early remonstrance of perceived human-rights violations such as Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration took a step backward last week by issuing a waiver that will allow the continuation of military aid to [...]
Check out this blog from Jo Becker, the Children’s Rights Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch, on U.S. policy regarding child soldiers, here in The Huffington Post. Human Rights Watch is a member of the Child Labor Coalition.