ForcesWatch challenges the ethics of military recruitment and questions the climate of uncritical national pride in the armed forces
Join us for a discussion on the role of the armed forces in mainstream education. Not only do the armed forces visit thousands of schools each year but the military is becoming more integrated into Britain's education system with 'military ethos' presented as a solution to educational problems,
We invite you to come and discuss the issues and whether it is appropriate for the military to engage with young people in schools and colleges.
Next event: London, Tuesday 7 May 2013, 7pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London Venue details and map here
With Victoria Basham (University of Exeter), Tom Burkard (Centre for Policy Studies), Ben Griffin (ex-SAS and founder of Veterans for Peace) and others.
Chaired by Alex Kelly (The Access Project)
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One Step Forward: The case for ending recruitment of minors by the British armed forces
This report published by Child Soldiers International and ForcesWatch outlines the numerous ethical and legal concerns related to rhe recruitment of under-18s, including the disproportionately high level of risk they face and long-term consequences for their employability, as well as detailing how much more it costs than recruiting only adults.