Children in Armed Conflict: Philippines

Processes and lessons learned on the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict

A boy, his face not visible, wearing a t-shirt with the campaign hashtag #AngBataAyHindiSundalo (#ChildrenNotSoldiers) printed on the back, attends a disengagement ceremony for children recruited or used by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in its armed group
UNICEF Philippines/2017/Jeoffrey Maitem


This report documents the processes and lessons learned from the successful implementation of the UN-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Action Plan to address the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. 

The implementation started in 2009 and ended in July 2017 with the disengagement of nearly 2,000 children from the ranks of the MILF-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF). 

Cover of the report/publication "Children in Armed Conflict: Philippines"


Jeyashree Nadarajah

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