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Deradicalizing Child Soldiers: Reflections from Maluku

Despite initial tensions, two former child soldiers who fought for opposite sides in the Maluku conflict developed a friendship. Dhania Sarahtika’s article discusses the important role that deradicalization programs played in bringing these two young men together to build a peaceful friendship. Effective deradicalization programs should include two important features: mentorship and community reintegration efforts. These elements are critical in successful deradicalization of former child soldiers. Read the full article here.