The Use of Child Soldiers In The World

The Human Lens

Child Soldiers International

The phenomenon of child soldiers is a prevalent reality for many countries in the world. The illegal use of  young children in “armed hostilities” and state military forces continues as we speak. In 2013, United Nations pledged to end child soldiers from the world by 2016 and has done substantial work across many parts of the world.

We have seen that number of global child soldiers has declined in last years, but the methodology in which under age children are used as soldiers and places where they are kept as militia are more harder and harder to find and report on.

But with world going insane and super powers lusting for power and resources, many conflicts are brewing leaving greater number of children are risk.

Who recruits and uses child soldiers?

Child soldiers are recruited and used by both official government armed forces and by national and local…

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