Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire was first exposed to the use of child soldiers during the 1994 Rwandan genocide (where he served as Force Commander of the UN mission). He subsequently committed the rest of his life to ending the use of children in armed conflict.
He founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, at Dalhousie University, to break new ground in halting this atrocity. The Dallaire Initiative partners with military, police and peacekeeping forces, equipping them with tools to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers.
- They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers
- Bearing Witness to Genocide: Rwanda, Darfur, and the Implications for Future Peacekeeping Operations
- Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014