Countering Military Recruitment of Youth Working Group

New Countering Military Recruitment of Young People Working Group

Monday 12 December. 6 – 8pm.

Edinburgh Peace and & Justice Centre

Following publication of the Medact Report The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health Professionals the Peace and & Justice Centre is inviting anyone interested in getting involved in countering military visits to schools and recruitment of under 18s to come along to an initial meeting of a new working group.

The Medact report explores how emotional & cognitive development in young recruits makes them vulnerable to risk-taking behaviour. It looks at the long-term health impacts of the British military’s recruitment of under-18s.

The report received much media attention. Read the Guardian article.

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