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    Child Soldiers Rape

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    amongst society is whether or not child soldiers should be considered as victims or criminals. There are children in this world that don’t get to experience the wonders of growing up. They are trained to hold a gun and shoot a man with no second thoughts, and if they don’t obey there are serious consequences, one being death. These children are bribed to become a soldier with money and food, sometimes they have to accept in order for their family to be fed. Child soldiers should be treated like victims

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    Child Soldiers War

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    “For centuries children have been involved in Military campaigns-- as child ratings on warships, or as drummer boys on the battlefields of Europe,” (United Nations Children’s Fund). Although it seems old fashioned, this is a very prevalent issue that we face today, especially in Africa, the Middle East, and in some parts of South America. Children are used to fulfill a variety of roles, some of which are cooks, frontline soldiers, spies, and/or sex slaves. People see the horrific deeds being done to

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    Among the more prevalent, the practice of child soldiering has proved to be a very serious social injustice issue. The horrors these children face are unfathomable to most and bring many to tears. After observing the practice of child soldiering, one can see that it is a very serious social injustice issue that must be addressed. Many people around the world have heard and even seen the brutalities of child soldiers, but what is a child soldier? “A child soldier refers to any person below eighteen years

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    Live Like a Soldier, Die Like a Child

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    water” said Ishmael Beah, an ex-child-soldier, “children who refused to fight, kill or showed any weakness were ruthlessly dealt with.” As children’s involvement in armed conflict keeps on increasing, “Child Soldiers” becomes a more and more popular phrase on newspapers and news. Many, however, do not have an insight view on what are actually behind simply “300,000 under-age, cold-blooded killers” (The Economist, Dec. 10th, 1998). A simple question “What do child soldiers fight for?” covers a vast range

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    What Happens to Former Child Soldiers For the last decade a spotlight has been placed on the issue of child soldiers. However, the spotlight is only so large. The issue of child soldier recovery and its devastating process has been overlooked and this is unacceptable. Many men and women believe that the problem is fixed when the gun is removed from a child’s hands; however it is only the beginning of a long and difficult road though. The world needs to be informed on the second portion of this

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    Romeo Dallaire, is the author of The Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, and he states, “It may seem unimaginable to you that child soldiers exist and yet the reality for many rebel gang leaders, and even state governments, is that there is no more complete end-to-end weapon system in the inventory of war machines than the child soldier… Man has created the ultimate cheap, expendable, yet sophisticated human weapon at the expense of humanity’s own future: its children.” There are many conflicts

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    world’s progress will remain stagnant. Past ratifications from the United Nations include; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948, the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, 1989, and UN Security Council Resolutions 1261, 1460, 1612, and 2143. Though these resolutions have aided in decreasing the conscription of child soldiers, more affirmative action in necessary to set a forceful precedent and terminate the unjust use of children in military conflict. Thus, the United Nations must enact a resolution

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    trafficking, child soldiers are a big problem. Both deal with situations of kids being abducted, and kids being tricked into situations. Also, both kinds of victims, without proper care could later turn around and do the same thing to future children. Though child soldiers are not directly responsible for what they have done previously, they will be responsible for something they do in the future because of their past experiences. Child soldiers should be prosecuted because the the child knows what

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    individuals. In fact, child soldiers/suicide bombers are almost the exact opposite. A child soldier is defined as “anyone under the age of 18 who is part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity” (Human Rights). They are put through hardship in which they do not deserve. Kids should not have these images in their head this young. They should not have to go through this abuse either. Children are abused and mistreated all around the world, and child soldiers/suicide bombers

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    Child soldiers are kids who are usually under 18 that become a soldier and fight in a war, and most of the time they are forced, but sometimes this can be dangerous to and can be harmful to the child. Child soldiers are victims because they can get injured or even killed, can cause crimes, and are given drugs. Children are forced to do things because of their innocence and can be easily worked into becoming ruthless tools of wars. Children are being granted amnesty for fighting as victims in war

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