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Pioneering a dystopian future
Many of the world's largest arms companies are involved in providing education and careers activities for young visitors at the UK's largest airshows. The same companies that are supplying weapons and military jets to Saudi Arabia for their war in Yemen.
Recruitment of children to the military in Welsh schoolsApril 2021
A new report by Cymdeithas y Cymod, ForcesWatch and the Peace Pledge Union examines the issue of military recruitment in schools in Wales – an issue steeped in controversy and on which the Welsh government made a series of commitments in a report published in June 2015, following a public petition submitted in 2012. Since then, little tangible progress has been made against those commitments, yet military recruitment visits to Welsh schools have continued undiminished.
Boris Johnson’s government and the military: a look ahead at 2020
Data on military visits and activities in schools2019
The latest information available and some quick guidance on using this data.
More military ethos in schools18/10/2019Schools Week
Schools Week report on the government's continuing attempts to instill more military ethos in schools.
Could you take a seat for the next generation?
Our Peaceworker, Jen Harrison, writes about attending the DSEI arms fair and how arms companies target young people as future employees and supporters.
Scottish Government ignores child rights concerns around armed forces activities in schools06/09/2019
Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch are disappointed that the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament have decided to close further investigation of how to implement their own recommendations around oversight of armed forces activities in schools.
Countering the Militarisation of Youth
An international network of organisations working to 'break the cycle of teaching violence to young people'. Run by War Resisters International.
National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
A network of organisations opposing the militarization of schools and young people in the USA.
Kids with gunsJune 2019
Should the armed forces encourage young people to interact with weapons and military vehicles?Our new web resource looks at why is this happening and asks if it is right and how can it be challenged?