Caught in Conflict: Education

March, 2014

In 2013, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's Women in War Program, in collaboration with Eastern Congo Initiative, released its new report, '"We Came Back with Empty Hands": Understanding the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Children Formerly Associated with Armed Groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.'

The report examines the experiences of former child soldiers and their host communities during the demobilization and reintegration process in eastern DRC.

This video features footage from the 'Caught in Conflict' Panel Discussion at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, as well as data from the report. The video discusses the topic of 'Education.'

The full report, as well as photo essays and body mappings from former child soldiers, can be found at

More information on the Women in War Program can be found at

More information on Eastern Congo Initiative can be found at

The full video of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, "Caught in Conflict," can be found at

Features the song "Allhou" by Salam. The track can be found at