articles about Wales

21/03/2016 Writers of Colour - Media Diversified

An excellent blog article on the Writers of Colour (Media Diversified) website, by the young Welsh-Pakistani Yasmin Begum, arguing for the minimum age of UK armed forces recruitment to be raised from 16 to 18. Focuses on the situation in Wales.

20/10/2015 Children's Commissioner for Wales, ForcesWatch, Child Soldiers International

ForcesWatch are encouraging people in Wales to fill in the Children's Commissioner for Wales' 'What Next?' survey, asking her to work on two things: helping to make sure the Welsh Government acts to improve transparency and balance regarding armed forces visits to schools in Wales (the Welsh Government recently committed to doing this), and lobbying the UK government to end the armed forces' recruitment of under-18s.

30/09/2015 BBC Wales

Concerns over how many visits army officers make to schools in deprived areas will be debated by assembly members on Wednesday.

23/09/2015 ForcesWatch press release

The Welsh Government has been praised by ForcesWatch over a “groundbreaking” decision to support in principle more research into how the armed forces operate in secondary schools in Wales.

19/06/2015 The Daily Wales

The Welsh Government has been told to review of the way the British Armed Forces are allowed to recruit in Welsh schools.

25/02/2015 Cardiff United Nations Association; Cardiff News Plus; Made in Cardiff TV

On Red Hand Day (the annual international day of campaigning against the use of child soldiers), 12 February, 2015, a well-attended event at Cardiff's Temple of Peace called for an end to military presence and influence in schools and colleges in Wales. Featuring speakers from ForcesWatch and Fellowship of Reconciliation Wales, the event explored the nature of armed forces visits to schools and colleges in Wales, as well as the military's 'engagement' with young people in Wales more broadly...

21/11/2014 BBC Atebion

Cymerodd Forces Watch ran mewn trafodaeth ddydd Sul ar raglen Atebion Radio Cymru. Y thema oedd 'Rhyfel', ond tra bod 4 milwr wedi cyfrannu, dim ond 5 munud gafodd Forces Watch. Gan fod un o'r milwyr wedi gwneud ambell honniad reit gamarweiniol, dyma ni'n sgwenni ymateb atynt: (rholiwch at waelod y dudalen).

23/01/2014 BBC Online

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston says the latest defence cuts make him think that joining the forces is "not worth the risk".

recruitment, risks, Wales
08/11/2013 Wales Online

The Ministry of Defence has come under pressure from the Church in Wales and campaign group Child Soldiers International which is calling for an end to recruitment of under-18s to the Army

28/10/2013 Wales Online

Forces Watch report calls for the minimum age of recruitment to be raised to 18 to avoid exposing the youngest soldiers to the most trauma