oa Article 40 - Children's involvement in gangs : developing appropriate responses

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 6 What is COAV? The concept ""Children in Organised Armed Violence"" (COAV) is a relatively new one, and was coined to descriptionbe the situation demonstrated by earlier work undertaken by the Brazilian NGO, Viva Rio, in Rio de Janeiro.2 For the purposes of the ten-country study, which sought to descriptionbe and analyse the phenomenon in more depth, the term was intended to descriptionbe ""children and youth employed or otherwise participating in organised armed violence where there are elements of a command structure and power over territory, local population or resources"".3 Introduction Since November 2005, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) ..

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