The use of child soldiers in Afghanistan is a human rights violation for many reasons. First, children that are used as soldiers are constantly put in dangerous situations. Second, war has a devastating psychological impact on children who are forced to fight. To start, there are many dangerous situations that child soldiers are forced into. First of all, child soldiers undergo malnourishment, causing them to be less likely to survive in war.
Physical abuse is the most common type of abuse which is when the parent or guardian causes physical harm to the child such as burning, hitting, beating, breaking bones, etc. “Some examples are verbal abuse are belittling them and threatening physical or sexual act upon the child.” (Psychology Today 1) “Signs that a child who have been abuse may show injuries if it was physical abuse. Signs that can point to sexual abuse are fearful behavior (nightmares, depression, and abdominal pain. Signs that can point to a child who has experienced emotional abuse or neglect are sudden changes in a child’s self-confidence and the child experiencing failure to gain weight.” (Psychology Today
Lots of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are now out of work “with one in five people between the ages of 16 and 24 now out of work ”, and that is a major problem we immediately should take into consideration. It is about a young generation who is curious that they actually would not be able to have the same living standards as their parents, and therefore it is resulting in these riots. Otherwise, something refers to the bad environment of the teenagers that also might have started these riots. Children who are born and raised in families where they did not have any chance in learning the right from wrong, could definitely explain the anger they are expressing, and the punishment we are paying for. It is without a doubt something deeper than just teenagers who are expressing their anger, something we should be
Children throughout the world are deprived or refused access to the simple basic requirements, such as food, clean water, medical care, and shelter. They are often sexually exploited and economically exploited for another person’s achievement. There are various international organizations and groups that have been established in order to fight all of these methods of child maltreatment, prevent abuse, and to campaigned children's rights around the world. The United Nations maintains a 'stop child abuse now' mentality, which drives this international organization to confront child maltreatment and advocate for children's rights. They have developed methods of collecting and analyzing data and information related to child abuse and neglect.
For example “Child labor is harmful to a child’s physical, mental, and social development” (“About”). Children are inexperienced workers, using tools and machines that are not made for them. This is a serious problem where fatal injuries can occur. For instance “Children bodies do not give permission to do heavy work because they are still growing and developing.” (“About”) Children are also exposed to chemicals, creating a risk of brain damage and the development of their organs. Child labor needs to come to an end because of all the risks children are being exposed
Some children are old enough to understand what they are doing, and others have no idea. When these children use their weapons, others are killed, and these children can get prosecuted. Child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are not fully responsible for their actions, they join without fully knowing what they are doing and for reasons other than wanting to fight, and they should be rehabilitated instead of being prosecuted. Child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are not fully responsible for their actions. Often, child soldiers are doing what they do because of drugs or because they are being forced to.
Those who live with the extended family cannot get help from their family because their grandparents have little knowledge or the extended family are too busy with housework. As I mentioned above, the local government cannot afford to provide children with basic education. Although some students can get to go to school, their school facilities and the education quality is not well expected. They have to get up early in the morning and walk for one or two hours through mountains and rivers to get to school. There are usually less than five teachers in one school and one teacher have to teach about three subjects.
A large proportion of these children are denied basic education and health care and are often denied the right to live in a family environment. The violence, exploitation and abuse that the-se children are subject to are reason to enough to integrate disability with all educational, health and developmental programmes as a global human rights issue. This contribution aims to identify the key issues affecting the lives of children with disabilities and to also analyse the policies and programmes in place to address those issues. The paper will also address the range of disabilities that exist and management of the same in India and other countries. Key Words: Child Disabilities; Physical and Learning Disability; Human Rights Violations; Con-vention on the Rights of Child; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; So-cial
ii. Family Dysfunction Theory This theory explains that the family’s interactions may lead to abuse and often abuse occurs in broken relationships. Some reasons why children are confined to violence by a parent is because they are considered as a way of ‘getting at’ the other parent or that he/she may be a ‘scapegoat’, the unacceptable in the family and the cause for all the family’s ills. Kempe and Kempe (1978) suggested that sometimes child sexual abuse may help in keeping the families together; a teenage girl who is being sexually abused by his father who himself is in need of emotional and physical pleasure because such relations have been broken with his wife. However, feminist theorists, Hall and Lloyd (1992), criticized the family dysfunction theory because they lack focus on the power relations within the family.
These are all injuries that may have occurred to you or somebody you know, leaving you in pain for a couple of days or even a couple of weeks. Children soldiers are left with battle scars bringing them pain every day of their life. Although the children are harming others under the command of their leader, they are also harming themselves. The article Child Soldiers—Victims or Perpetrators brought me to the conclusion of just how many children are injured in battle. “In the last ten years over two million children have been killed, over one million orphaned, over six million have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been diagnosed with psychological trauma(Author)”.
Insufficient evidence, confirmation bias and false accusations all contributed to the injustice. Though some cases of molestation and abuse during times of mass hysteria may be true, false accusations tend to occur because of over exaggeration of the fad. One of the most famous cases of false accusation was the Amirault’s case, this involved Gerald, Cheryl and Violet Amirault. In this case these three individuals were accused of committing heinous crimes against children and animals. Soon after these accusations children were interrogated multiple times by the authorities, trained professionals and parents.
The rising deaths and DCFS cases is a testament to the disservice our nation is doing to neglected and abused youths. Once kids are placed in the foster care system, they are often moved from one placement to another which may negatively impact all aspects of their lives that are critical to success in later life such as school, social relationships, and environmental/community influences. This constant separation and loss may lead youths to feel hopeless, and resent social interactions as they feel that social relationships are extremely fragile. This affects group treatment as individuals may drop-out of treatment due to a new placement, or decline to actively participate as they feel hopeless and feels distrustful of everything around them. When children and youths cannot trust their caregivers for reassurance, they have no where to turn but the public.
Spanking is a form of corporal punishment that is commonly used to discipline children all around the world. This form of punishment typically consists of an adult striking the child’s bottom or hand as a reaction to unwanted behavior. There are many arguments that are made on whether a child should be spanked or not, many people tend to believe it’s fair while other believe it’s simply wrong. A growing body of research has shown that spanking and other forms of physical discipline can pose serious risks to children, but many parents aren’t hearing the message. Those who do not believe in spanking say spanking is a form of child abuse.