Led By: Plan International and UNICEF
The overall goal of the Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) Task Force is to coordinate and collaborate amongst humanitarian responders and development actors and to provide technical support and capacity building to field practitioners to strengthen quality programming in emergencies and protracted crisis that prevents recruitment, facilitates release and responds to the needs of children associated with armed forces or armed groups.
Key Priorities of the Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) Task Force
- Increase field practitioner access to and use of inter-agency guidance and tools to prevent and respond to child recruitment in armed forces and armed groups.
- Enhance the knowledge, skills and behaviour of humanitarian and development responders to prevent and respond to child recruitment into armed forces and armed groups.
- Share evidence, research, good practices and lessons learned that contribute to a better understanding of CAAFAG issues and effective response.
- Facilitate linkages between the CAAFAG TF and the other global platforms and initiatives, including but not limited to Paris Principles Steering Group and other Task Forces and Working Groups under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
Online Survey - Addressing Recruitment of Children by Armed Groups Designated as Terrorist Organisations
Red Hand Day 2023
Task Force Member Organisations
Technical Note | Girls Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups: Lessons Learnt and Good Practices on Prevention of Recruitment and Use, Release and Reintegration
This Technical Note provides information on the challenges that girls associated with armed forces and armed groups (GAAFAG) face during their recruitment, their period of association, and their reintegration, as well as lessons learnt and promising practices to implement gender-sensitive and gender-informed prevention, release and reintegration programmes. Very little global guidance is available