Persuasive Essay On Child Soldiers

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Imagine this, you are a nine year old boy or girl, playing soccer on a field near your house. Trucks come near your house and recruit you be in the armed forces. You are taken away from your family and forced to fight with the army. This is what children all around the world go through. Child soldiers are found in many countries around the world such as Iraq, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and many more. Many child soldiers are born into poor families where they do not get any food, so they are encouraged to go fight because they get food and shelter when they fight in the army and children who are not forced to be soldiers volunteer themselves because they feel social pressure. Despite the fact that people think child soldiers should not be given, I believe that child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are forced into fighting, the commanders give them things that influence them to kill people, and they should not prosecuted and put into rehabilitation. First, child soldiers are forced into fighting for the armed forces. Most of the time they do not have a choice in whether or not they get to fight. On the website “debatewise.org” it says, “Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist.” This shows that they do not have a choice but to fight in the war. Some of the children think that they are going to get all of their necessities such as food and water. In the article Victims or Perpetrators it says,

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