Bowier Trust
Foundation from Switzerland

Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland

Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland

12th of February - RED HAND DAY

In Liberia, the 14-year civil war is hopefully a thing of the past. After the civil war and the Ebola epidemic, the first democratic presidential elections took place this year.

Yet hundreds of thousands of children and young people around the world are abused to fight as soldiers in wars and armed conflicts. Every year on February 12, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers draws attention to their fate. Please read the full report on the Homepage of german Federal Agency for Civic Education.

As an NGO, the Bowier Trust Foundation Switzerland actively promotes the reintegration of former child soldiers into Liberia's society based on the rule of law. Taylor's former soldiers are now between 25 and 35 years old, some of these former child soldiers were forcibly recruited at the age of 9. 


DFA - Swiss commitment for child soldiers

FDFA: Swiss Action Plan for the Protection of Children: DFA_strategy_child_soldiers_141007_EN

Kindersoldaten International

German Federal Agency for Civic Education

United Nations – Uniting for Youth