Child Soldiers In Afghanistan

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Stolen Youth What comes to mind when you hear the words ¨Child Soldiers”? Do you think of a child with soldier abilities? Maybe you even think of children who never give up and are true fighters. Child soldiers are children who are conscripted to become a part of armed forces by force. 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. Next, children are given menacing positions in combat. To begin, children younger than eighteen years old were forced to become soldiers. Armed groups forced many children under eighteen to become soldiers, ¨In sort, there are two primary ways children became soldiers: 1. they are abducted, or conscripted through coercion or severe threats; 2. they are born into forces or groups¨ (¨Understanding the Recruitment of child soldiers in Africa¨ 1). Every human being has a right to No Slavery and forcing children to become soldiers violates that…show more content…
Foremost, children in Afghanistan involuntary join armed forces. Next, are expected to take on perilous commissions. No matter the race, location, or identity of a child, all children should have the right to freedom and feel safe. No child should have to wake up and hope they make it through the day alive or become a killer in order to stay alive. Children should be able to go outside and play with friends and keep their child innocence. Child soldiers in Afghanistan should never have their childhood stolen because it violates their human
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