Sierra Leone´s Child Soldiers: War Exposures and Mental Health Problems by Gender

Betancourt, Borisova, Soudière, Williamson

This study contributes to a growing body of literature examining the experience of child soldiers by gender. In particular it provides quantitative data on rates of war experiences among male and female CAAFAG to shed light on important differences and similarities. This study emphasizes that children's psychosocial adjustment must be considered in light of war experiences, post-conflict resources and gender (, .pdf.).

Key wordsarmed conflict / child soldiers / gender based violence / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder

CountriesSierra Leone