Truth in Military Recruitment - Going beyond “counter recruitment” strategies to End Abusive and Improper Military Recruitment
In 2004 – according to the latest available statistics from the Under Secretary of Defense – about 19,885 seventeen year old children joined the
In January 2003, the
Last winter, WILPF submitted information to the UN Committee about the reality of improper and abusive recruitment tactics in the
Many of the recommendations made by WILPF were endorsed by the UN Committee in the Concluding Observations issued to the
It’s time now to share the U.N.’s recommendations with decision makers in congress. Branches and members are asked meet with their congressional delegations to inform them about Abusive and Improper Recruitment tactics that militarize our schools and communities undermining the rights of children and parents alike. We are working with allies in the Senate who wish to hold hearings on this matter with key committees this fall. If you or your branch have been active in efforts to stop abusive and improper military recruitment in your communities and local schools, you may have information that should be documented for these hearings or know of someone who should testify. If so, please send information to counter_recruitment(at)wilpf.org and tzilim(at)hotmail.com.
This report has been completed and submitted to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC will review the U.S. Government's Report on compliance with the CRC OPAC in
View WILPF’s September 2008 statement to the Human Rights Council