BVES engages in long and hard negotiations with military leaders in order to free child soldiers.

The term EAFGA – (Enfants Associés aux Forces et Groupes Armés) Children Associated to Armed Forces and Groups – is used to describe every person aged 18 years or younger who currently is or in the past has been recruited or used in armed forces or groups. This includes children, both boys and girls, used as combatants, transporters, cooks, messengers, spies or exploited for sexual purposes.

This work involves the close cooperation of BVES with the UEPNDDR (Implementing unit of the national programme for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, formerly CONADER), the child protection sector of MONUSCO and UNICEF.