Poverty is a universal issue from New York City to Sierra Leone, where children everyday suffer, with over one billion children worldwide living in poverty. Suffering from malnutrition, illness going untreated, lack of education, and having to commit crimes just to stay alive. Two examples that demonstrate how raw and horrid the struggle of poverty are the memoir A Long Way Gone and the movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. In two totally different settings and conditions the children share many similarities in their struggle of poverty, along with some differences. Throughout both of these works there is a prominent theme of family and it is eminent how much family can change a situation.
10) Charity kidnappers Workers at French charity Zoé 's Ark were imprisoned and fined for the attempted kidnap of more than 100 children - all in the name of charity. Aiming to re-home children who had become orphaned in the Darfur war, Zoé 's Ark organized for hundreds of French families to pay the charity up to $6500, in order to adopt a war torn child. However, the charity workers were arrested before their plane full of children could leave for France. Investigations discovered that the majority of the children who Zoé 's Ark had sourced were not in fact orphans, nor were they from the conflict region. They had actually been taken from their parents by the charity under false pretenses.
In addition, incidents of physical assault were at 35%, and individuals who were victims of sexual violence were 12%. (Martin,2011) In fact, the harassment was so bad that 15 percent of those individuals felt forced to leave school prior to graduating or higher education. The harassment was perpetrated by both peers and teachers. This harassment pattern carried over into everyday life and LGBT individuals were continually subjected to harassment, hate crimes, and violence. And, to make matters worse, many of them are also at an economic disadvantage from their years in school where they
In conflicts throughout the world “two million [child soldiers] 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” over just the past ten years (Invisible Children). Not everyone will be familiar with the issue of the use of child soldiers in wars across the world. Universally, child soldiers are generally frowned upon for use in combat for being inhumane and barbarous. Especially in third world countries, child soldiers are used for conflicts extensively. They are known for committing some of the most brutal acts in wartime in countries like Sierra Leone, Sudan, Afghanistan, etc.
In today's society it is very important that we discuss violence, because it is beginning to get out of hand and extremely dangerous we have young children killing up one another every day and it is sad. When watching the news or getting on social media all you see is rest in peace, fatal shooting, mass shooting, and innocent students at school getting shot. For instance, the shooting that happen at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the worst massing shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. Also Las Vegas Strip shooting was the deadliest in Modern American history where fifty-eight was killed and five hundred injured. Violence is becoming rapid and wide spread all over the word it is time for it to come to a stop.
However, two wrongs do not make a right; prosecuting a very young child for murder and sending him to prison for life is tragic in and of itself. It essentially takes the life of another child and causes unimaginable heartache for others.”(Philip Holloway) Holloway explains how a child dying and a child locked away for life and both depressing and not only is a child dead, but a child I'd locked for life. Like Holloway mentions two wrongs don't make a right and prosecuting a child is very unreasonable. America’s youth and adult prison population peaked in the late 1990, following a spiking crime rate and harsher sentencing laws. “Youth incarceration, in particular, exploded: by 1997, more than 107,000 kids were behind bars, only about a quarter for violent offenses.” (This quote explains how many kids are in adults prisons now.
But what most people don’t imagine is children, ages 9-15, fighting each other and dying at the hands of guns and other weapons. Although this might seem unrealistic, it is a reality for thousands of pre-adolescents around the world. Many places such as Sierra Leone have recruited hundreds of children to fight in wars. Some families die due to the violence, while other children are taken or come willingly and are brainwashed and drugged into thinking that what they are doing is normal. They refer to their commanders as father
Due to these incidents, many of the female captives lost all of their strength and suffered from a number of sexually transmitted infections. The number of Bosnian refugees in Yugoslavia reached 1.4 million by November 1992, and this number grew as the genocide went on. This was important because a lot of Bosnians were pushed out of their homes and never could return. This was the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), “about 12 million Pakistani children are forced into child labor, especially in Punjab and the Northwest Frontier Province, in conditions of real slavery.” But why is trafficking such a large problem for my country? Well first you must know that around 25% of the population is below the poverty. This, combined with the high illiteracy rate, causes the parents to take some extreme and irrational measures. They are unable to support their children and traffickers are fully aware of this fact. The traffickers promise work for the children in rich families but after a specific sum of money has been paid, the traffickers exploit the children and treat them like slaves.
What is real is that adultery destroys tens of thousands of families every year across America. What is real is that adultery scars tens of thousands of children emotionally and psychologically every year. What is real is that adultery is an open wound in a relationship which more often than not overflows into domestic violence or worse.” don't cheat if you do that you can get in really bad trouble and worse get shot or if you cheat on a test you not going to succeed in life in than your going to be a highschool dropout in do drugs in in up in jail so don't cheat unless you get in alot of trouble in you don't want that because it bad and you don't want the repetition on you it hard to get rid of so dont cheat main idea so if you cheat in life you can get shot in you don't want that so you stay smart my kids explain say you