An estimated 300,000 children in more than 20 countries around the globe are being forced to fight, spy, work as couriers, cooks, cleaners and even sex slaves – living the reality of a child soldier. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and local child protection organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Colombia, developed this comic book with the goal of strengthening the capacity of local communities to help prevent the recruitment of children as soldiers. Speaking the universal language of images, the comics help spread basic protection strategies among children, young people and the broader population in conflict-affected areas where children are at risk of being recruited or re-recruited. The comics were created in a participatory process through focus group session with former child soldiers in Bukavu and Goma and Calí and Medellín respectively. “Nosotros” was developed in Colombia. It tells the story of Marcela and Anderson – and against all odds, this comic actually tells a love story. Anderson is being recruited by an armed group by attracting him to weapons. While Anderson undergoes a rigorous training, Marcela joins the group voluntarily to be together with him. Both have to fight in the lines of the armed group. When Marcela turns pregnant, Anderson helps her to escape, but has to stay behind himself. The story was designed with as little words as possible to make it accessible to the widest audience possible.