Essay on Child Soldiers

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  • The Issue Of Child Soldiers

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    and you kill an American soldier since you were forced to kill. Suddenly, you are captured by the US government and taken into jail. Many think you are the perpetrator, but others think that you deserve amnesty. Child soldiers have become a widely debated topic as armed forces continue to use them. Many think that they deserve to be given a second chance, but others think that they should be taken to jail for the deaths they were forced to create. Overall, child soldiers are victims that deserve

  • Disadvantages Of Child Soldiers

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    girls, are increasingly taking up arms. While this is not an entirely new attribute of warfare, the use of child soldiers in history has been an exception and not a regular feature as it appears to be today. According to international law, a child soldier is defined as any individual who is aged below eighteen and part of an armed organization. A conservative estimate of the number of child combatants stands at 300,000 and this excludes the other half a million children who perform non-combat duties

  • Children Soldiers: Causes Of Child Soldiers In Africa

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    Child Soldiers Child soldiers are children under the age 18 that are recruited used by an armed force in any capacity, including but not limited to children, boys, and girls used as fighters, cooks, porters, messengers spies and the girls are used for sexual purposes. Some children present themselves to join armed groups in a way for them to get away from being poor and insecurity. No child should be taken away from their parents just because they want to take them for unsafe reasons. Child soldiers

  • Child Soldiers

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    Intro: Child soldiers have helped the world make decisions about rights of children and the crimes that some have committed . Child soldiers are children who are recruited by the government, taken from their parents, or join because the war is their only option. The children in these situations are under the age of 18 and are brought into the war to be fighters, cooks, suicide bombers, unnecessary purposes, human shields, messengers, or spies. Child soldiers have brought up many debates in the past

  • The Horror of Child Soldiers

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    There are an estimated 250,000 child soldiers in the world today. They usually range from 14 to 18 but some get pulled in at as young as 11. Child soldiers are used in war because their naive tendencies, poor backgrounds, and capability to be easily intimidated and they used for many different things. 1) How they are used “Military prefers child soldiers because they last longer”. A child can fight for 20 years before they are released. They are often used for jobs such as cooks suppliers or guards

  • Child Soldiers Home Essay

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    dealing with this problem, they are getting drugged and used to fight for their country. Everywhere they look violence is near and cannot be escaped. Child soldiers are threatened, brainwashed, and bribed in order to fight and they are used to get money, meaning the young kids are being sold. These children are also illegally forced to become child soldiers. The things these kids go through are horrifying to even

  • Argument Against Child Soldiers

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    For my social justice project, my partner and I chose child soldiers. I really wanted to do this topic because I do not think that people really understand how terrible it is. People will say they are against child soldiers, but I see no efforts to stop it. There are over 300,000 child soldiers in the world today, and I believe that the number will only grow if people do not take against against it. During class I hope to inspire my classmates to see these as a more serious and prevalent issue that

  • Child Soldiers Persuasive Speech

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    Now countries like the U.S. might fight with others but they don’t use children to do it. Other countries like Sierra Leone are using children to fight their battles. Their horrible methods are immoral and unsafe, so it is only safe to say that child soldiers are the victims of this unspeakable act. The goal should be to rehabilitate these children, not punish them. We should give these kids a chance at a normal life. Some of these children have watched their parents die in front of them or have been

  • Essay about The Horror that Are Child Soldiers

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    the world (Kaplan). These children are called child soldiers. A child soldier is classified as a person enlisted in an army or militia that is under the age of eighteen. (11 Facts). They are recruited into armies for many different reasons and used for many different tasks. There are a number of countries that children are forced to fight in such as Columbia, Myanmar, Iraq, and many more (11 Facts/Kaplan). Children should not be forced to be soldiers in war because it puts

  • The Dangers of Child Soldiers

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    young boys ages 8-13 who are clenching a gun being ordered to kill against their will? It’s understood that others opinions about the dangers of child soldiers being free are only because they don’t want to risk anything but, isn’t life all about taking risks? You risk your life leaving the house, and breathing. Also, countries should not prosecute child soldiers for the crimes they committed during wartime. There also should not be an international minimum age of criminal responsibility for war crimes