The Recruitment and Use of Girls in Armed Forces and Groups in Angola: Implications for Ethical Research and Reintegration


This paper examines the case of girls' recruitment in Angola, which has received relatively little attention. The Angolan case is particularly interesting because it reveals that girls' recruitment is neither incidental nor driven by convenience but owes to commanders' desire to exploit girls as resources in particularized ways that are tailored to the local context and are aimed to procure the resources needed to fight in an effective manner.

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