Children Soldiers Children rights

Definition of child rights...

Children's rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors.

Background of child soldiers...

Thousands of children are serving as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world. These boys and girls, some as young as 8 years old, serve in government forces and armed opposition groups. They may fight on the front lines, participate in suicide missions, and act as spies, messengers, or lookouts.

There are more than 300,000 child soldiers in the world.

That is 40% of armed forces.

Is this a big impact on us today?

Countries that have child soldiers...

Somalia, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan

Who is trying to stop this?

Child solider international support service is a big group in south Africa trying to end child soldiers.

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