Sometimes dealing with children can be a battle in itself, but in many countries, children fight the battles that adults have created. These young people are known as children warriors, soldiers, and combatants. The use of children in war is an unfortunate issue; but it is part of some people’s everyday life. Whether the child is fighting for their government or their life, they are often in constant danger. The foreign policies that have been put in place to protect children have yet to halt the ever-growing amount of children combatants.
The article “Exploring the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers” by Stian Eisentrager, analyzes the recent media attention on children being used as soldiers in war in developing nations such as Liberia and clarifies the causes of the recruitment of child soldiers. The article discusses cultural differences between first and third world countries that crea... ... middle of paper ... ...ng abducted from their homes, forced to join military forces either by government or rebel forces. These children are traumatized, vulnerable and forced into committing horrific acts of violence, just so that they can ensure their own survival. It is crucial in the protection of these children to have stronger efforts than what is currently taking place to ensure the safety of children and their basic human rights. Works Cited Eisentrager, Stian.
His heartbreaking stories exhibit the burning memories that keep surrounding him anytime and everywhere he goes. His wonderful and innocent childhood was replaced with awful and horrible memories due to the use of corporal punishment in his school. Corporal punishment is cruel because it involves many physical actions that inflict pain and discomfort on the child, such as, slapping, spanking, hitting, paddling, punching, kicking and pulling ears. Teachers in the United States were permitted to use this kind of terrible punishment with their students, starting from age four to eighteen years old. In fact the United States is the only country in the western world that still uses corporal punishment in their public schools.
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