Khadr was one of two former child soldiers who spoke at Dalhousie University on Monday during his first public event.
The brutal warlord Bosco Ntaganda is the first person the International Criminal Court has ever convicted of sexual slavery and sexual violence against his own troops.
These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
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“I thought about death. I thought about my family having no idea where I was. I thought I was going to be killed.”
"Whoever refuses to fight is killed," one child soldier said.
Four of the six attackers in the first string of suicide bombings were children.
Based in war-torn Mogadishu, the initiative uses the ocean and riding waves to help communities ravaged by years of violence and suffering.
Trump has been locked in an escalating war of words with Ball – a brash, self-promoting businessman – since Ball’s middle son, LiAngelo Ball, was released with two of his UCLA teammates from a Chinese jail earlier this month.
This year’s outbreak was more deadly than almost every previous outbreak combined.
He was 13 and meant to kill him. Instead, they escaped and later reunited in Canada.