Your Red Hand counts!

Red Hand Day on 12th February and the campaign to stop the use of child soldiers are existing for over 15 years. Hundreds and thousands of handprints have been collected in more than 50 countries and handed over to politicians and to responsible parties, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. There is progress, but there are still 250,000 child soldiers in the world.

Help to stop this abuse of children. Show your Red Hand to the world!

Our demands

  • "Straight 18: No child under the age of 18 may be used or trained in armies, armed groups or other military units
  • Punishment of those responsible
  • Care, protection and political asylum for former child soldiers
  • Expand financial support for aid programs for child soldiers
  • Stop of arms exports
  • Promotion of peace education