Media Opportunity - Weapons of War: Sexual Violence and Child Soldiers

Two celebrated Canadian humanitarians to discuss the impact of these weapons of the modern day battlefield and their efforts to curb their use

HALIFAX, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Two threats have emerged that continue to define the contemporary global security dynamic, the use of sexual and gender based violence and the extensive use of child soldiers by armed groups.

While both share an unfortunate prevalence in conflicts historically, the scale and systematic nature of their use in modern conflicts are creating long-lasting universal repercussions.

During a public event on the evening of September 24th, two of Canada's leading humanitarians retired lieutenant-general Roméo Dallaire, Founder of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and Mr. Stephen Lewis, co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, will speak about how and why these weapons are being used, and the efforts each is leading to bring an end to their uses.

At 9:00am on September 24th, LGen Roméo Dallaire Dallaire (Ret'd) and Mr. Stephen Lewis will be available to the media during a press conference to share their thoughts and work on these pressing issues. Both will be available to respond to questions at this time.


Dalhousie University Club Dining Room (Main Floor)
1 Alumni Crescent
Halifax NS
B3H 4J1


September 24th, 2015




About the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Founded by retired lieutenant-general and celebrated humanitarian Roméo Dallaire, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative is a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide, through ground-breaking research, advocacy, and security-sector training.

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For further information: and to RSVP, please contact: Josh Boyter, Communications Officer, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Phone Number: (902) 494-2392 (office), Email:

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