Mat Charles

Dr Mathew Charles is a research fellow in the Faculty of International, Political and Urban Studies at El Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia. Charles has worked with former child soldiers and young people considered at risk of recruitment by armed structures for the past three years. He has created and conducted a workshop programme in partnership with several civil society organisations aimed at building resistance among children and youth at risk of recruitment by armed groups and gangs. He is a former BBC journalist and an award-winning filmmaker. He has worked in vulnerable and marginalised communities across Colombia and Latin America.