SUMMARY CHILD SOLDIERS - Human Rights Watch.
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Beah recently spent 10 days working with child soldiers in Central African Republic through a UNICEF program. More than half of the world's surviving child fighters are in Africa.
Why do many children in Africa end up as child soldiers? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain this horrifying trend. An activity asks students to consider the plight of the child soldier.
The use of child soldiers: How many of us are aware that about 250,000 children are being used as soldiers in conflicts around the world? In addition children are used by street gangs in the drug trade, by the drug lords in Brazil, as slave labourers moving illegal diamonds, drugs, precious woods and coltan, a mineral used in cell phones, in African areas where there are weak states, and as.
The growth of children’s rights as reflected in international and transnational law has transformed the post-war legal landscape. This overview describes some of the major global and regional legal instruments that have contributed to this transformation, as well as specific relevant provisions in broader human-rights related instruments and in international agreements on child protection.
Most child casualties are civilians. But one of the most deplorable developments in recent years has been the increasing use of young children as soldiers. In one sense, this is not really new. For centuries children have been involved in military campaigns—as child ratings on warships, or as drummer boys on the battlefields of Europe.
Child soldiers around the world In Iraq, groups including ISIS were reported to have recruited 168 boys in 2016, which children as young as 11 used as suicide bombers.