Children Born of War (CBOW) are children fathered by foreign soldiers and born to local mothers. The physical and social impact of armed conflict on children is immense; particularly so, if these children are associated with the “enemy”. In addition, evidence suggests that children born of war have been and continue to be a major obstacle to successful integration of both their mothers and themselves into post-conflict societies.


Associated with CBOW are children fathered by peacekeepers. These are children born from relationships, both consensual and forced, between local mothers and peacekeeping fathers. Peacekeeper-fathered children and their mothers face specific challenges in post-conflict communities, including stigmatization, discrimination, and economic and social hardships. 

This short film provides viewers with an insight into the research of the CHIBOW Initial Training Network.


This second film focuses on the accomplishments of the project and the impact the CHIBOW network had and will have in the future.

If you're interested in knowing more about the research of the network's Early Stage Researchers, our first film is available on our youtube channel.

Our Research

Learn about our current research interests.

Latest News

News about CHIBOW researchers, their secondments, publications, and conferences.


Find out more about the lead participants within the

CHIBOW network. 

CHIBOW has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642571

The University of Birmingham is the coordinating body of the Children

Born of War Initial Training Network

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