Have you ever imagined growing up on a life of drugs, war, crime, and seeing things that many adults won’t dare to ever see? In many countries around the world, this is what many children have to deal with. There is an occurring issue of people across Africa and parts of Asia using children as soldiers in war. They act and take upon the roles of real combatants, causing the people of the public to act in different ways. It’s been well documented that these children have used guns and war tactics, and committed various illegal and illicit acts of violence.
Children are misused in this way because their trust is gained quickly and they are manipulated effortlessly. Child soldiers are forced to live the most abrasive conditions throughout their childhood. The use of child soldiers has been becoming a large epidemic in the world today since the use of them is steadily increasing; those rescued are emotionally damaged resulting in a hard time transitioning back into a normal civilian. The start of becoming a child soldier is one of the most arduous transitions to have to deal with. Children are taken from their families and even forced to kill their parents to insure that they have nothing else to come back to; called cutting ties, which makes it easier for their commanders to force them to do unwanted actions (“Child Soldiers”).
The largest Human trafficking problems are forced labour, abduction and abuse of child, illegal migration, prostitution, people and drug smuggling and trafficking of tissue, cells and organs of human being. Human trafficking has truly become a global threat to vulnerable men, women, and children worldwide. It is a dirty deal that affects millions of people every year on every continent and at all socioeconomic levels. In Pakistan most uncertain issues of human trafficking are abduction and abuse of child, illegal migration with forced labour, prostitution. It has terrible effects on victim’s mental, physical and social life.
94-5). In a situation where one has horrendously exploited others and has been terribly exploited personally, where do we draw the line- should there even be a line? In one way or another, we all have been on both sides of exploitation. This is the difficult ethical/moral dilemma presented in Ch. 4, how do we
Inside the borders of Afghanistan having children participate in combat is a reality for the civilians and children. In Afghanistan many children are being recruited to join armed groups. The children are being taken from their parents as young as eight years old and they are trained to use guns and fight in warfare. Recruiting child soldiers is a disadvantage in Afghanistan because it violates the children's human rights. First, the children of Afghanistan are forced to become soldiers and serve armed groups.
The authors relate their stories together to show there is multiple ways of being kidnapped. Both Equiano and Rowlandson describe how they were kidnapped as horrifying yet miserable. Another reason the narratives are related to each other are the time periods of the 17th and 18th century. In the 17th and 18th century they had the wars and slavery where Mary’s family was kidnapped while Equiano’s family was captured for slavery. Describing how they both felt during their time period of being kidnapped can bring them together to talk more about their stories.
Before the enlightenment, “Governments and churches maintained order by punishing non conformists with mutilation, torture and gruesome forms of execution, such as burning, breaking, disembowelment, impalement, and sawing in half.” The author also uses the “Rights Revolution” to show how in modern society has given people the right to take matters into their own hands when they feel they haven’t been treated fairly. Some of the main protests the “Rights Revolution” consisted of were the “civil rights movement”, “gay rights movement” and even the “movement for children’s rights”. All of these movements happened because Americans felt the need to test those who were in charge and show them that if they didn’t do anything about the current state they were in they’d take matters into their own hands. Pinker uses these facts in his article to argue that violence has pretty much been substantially decreased in order to maintain a more peaceful society.
In the Great War, many soldiers were losing their lives in the field. The alliance that were in the war, were ultimately fighting for the desire of power. Countries like Germany and Austria-Hungary that were a part of the war wanted to be in control of as much as they could. This caused a lot of tension with the Triple Entente, which was an alliance between France, Great Britain, and Russia. With all them waiting to be the best of the best, Austria-Hungary and Germany had to up their military and have their people ready to fight any war.
The Taliban has been accused of child recruitment and training. It is said that they have been recruiting children for a long time, and their numbers have risen since mid-2015. Their current use of child soldiers is under violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers. Afghanistan is a Middle Eastern country that is approximately the size of Texas.
Children are not made out for war everyday in their life 's. They are not that strong, they still have a lot to develop in their life. I would understand but not agree if they forced them to apply for the army at 18+ that would make more sense than send a 9 year old to the war, that 's just messed up. Open your eyes and realize that u could be sending 9 year olds to die out there, how would you feel being responsible for all of the children that die in the war. Put yourselves in the parents shoes, how would you react if they send your kid to war knowing that there 's a 9/10 chance he 's going to die? Wouldn 't be a nice
In america we don’t send kids into war, and abuse isn’t looked over in court. In war ridden places child soldiers have faced war, abuse, and seen things american kids couldn’t even imagine. American kid criminals, and child soldiers are two different situations. Child soldiers both girls, and boys go through abuse, manipulation, and sometimes sexual assault. The kids , once they realized what 's happened, want to get away and get a better life.
Many child soldiers have been forced into war and should be granted amnesty by the United Nations. Dictators have been turning kids into fighters and weapons for the war. Child soldiers are being held responsible for their actions. There is no definite answer on who is responsible, but the children should not be blamed. Children are being forced to fight in war and deserve amnesty.
Have you ever mentioned the subject of child soldiers in a standard conversation? Most likely not. Child soldiers are not an everyday discussion topic, but recently they have grown more and more popular. While in the past, “children were not particularly effective as front-line fighters since most of the lethal hardware was too heavy and cumbersome for them to manipulate” (unicef.org), weapons have become lighter, and younger infantries have followed suit. While childhoods usually don’t consist of shooting people, taking villages, and other awful acts of war, they can, and this physiologically impacts a child.
I enjoyed hearing about Sergeant Schardt’s time deployed in Iraq. I have never heard a female veteran talk about their time. She proves that people are capable of great things. The only limitations in life are the ones that you set for yourself. She was able to serve her country and gain an education in her lifetime.