Articles by Alim Jiwa

Alim Jiwa is an international public policy professional and commentator. His specialities are international conflict and peacebuilding and Canadian foreign policy. He holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Studies jointly awarded by the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University and an Honours Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a Specialization in International Studies from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada and can be reached at


Canada’s Evolving Response to Child Soldiers

Children in Armed Conflict: Contemporary Discourse and Canadian Responses 7 March 2017 – Toronto, CA by Alim Jiwa On February 21st 2017, Canada and France became the latest of 59 countries to sign the Safe Schools Declaration.  According to Zama Coursen-Neff, Executive Director of the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, this declaration is “a political commitment…

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