Dal Dallaire Institute receives $2M to continue mission to end recruitment, use of children in combat 


Dalhousie University’s Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security has received a $2M gift from the Fondation Monbourquette to support efforts to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. “Considering the many hostilities worldwide, there is a clear need for action and solutions that advance a children’s peace and security agenda,” said Dallaire Institute Executive Director Dr Shelly Whitman. Dal states that the institute’s goals include accelerating the implementation of the Vancouver Principles, building capacity for recruitment prevention in Africa and Latin America, and continuing engagement efforts to prevent armed violence against children.