Dollars Summary Yes, [the child workers] complain of pain, but what can they do? The kids are here to make a living. They bear all the pain to do all the work. They work in the home-based carpet industry; as bonded labor in brick kilns; in the metal industry as tinsmiths and welders; in mines; in agriculture; and on the streets as vendors, shoe shiners, and beggars.
This article is over 6 years old Child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then the long-awaited first verdict of the international criminal court ICC found Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga guilty of snatching children off the streets to wage war and act as his personal bodyguards.
Lubanga was said to have built "an army of children". The coincidental burst of publicity is welcomed by the activist group Child Soldiers International. Until now my children showed very little interest in what I did for a living.
It has definitely raised awareness of child soldiers. It is an international effort that has already come a long way. In the mids, there were known to be around 30 conflicts in which children were fighting.
Now there are around half that number. The UN has been pro-active and around countries have signed up to its convention on the rights of children in armed conflict.
This week South Sudan became the latest to formally commit itself to a child-free army. But Clarke is cautious. If the number of conflicts was to rise again, our fear is that — because of the absence of a general framework — it could happen again.
If you look around the armed groups in Africathe common denominator is child soldiers. Often it is the most vulnerable who are exploited — orphans and children who have been separated from their families and communities because of violence.
Child Soldiers International says the problem is most critical in Africa but children are also used as soldiers in various Asian countries and in parts of Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
While there has been a mass demobilisation in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past decade, the scourge is persistent in finding new outlets. The Taliban in Afghanistan pose a similar threat. Speaking from South Sudan, Radhika Coomaraswamy, special representative of the UN secretary general for children and armed conflict, said: For example, suicide bombers in Afghanistan are posing a new challenge.
In the African wars we have systems in place, but in Afghanistan and Somalia we are still trying to find out how to get a handle on it. This will act a deterrent.
Demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration DDR programmes specifically aimed at child soldiers have been set up in many countries, aimed at helping them acquire new skills and return to their communities. But activists say the programmes lack funds and adequate resources, suffering a lack of long-term investment.
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Girls, who in some conflicts have made up a third of child soldiers, are often deliberately or inadvertently excluded from DDR programmes. This is despite girl soldiers frequently falling victim to rape and other sexual violence, often resulting in pregnancy.
In some cases, they are stigmatised by their home communities when they return — it is often assumed they were raped even when they were not.
In Somalia, al-Shabaab has abducted girls for domestic and frontline service, as well as to be wives to its fighters, according to Human Rights Watch. Pernille Ironsidesenior adviser for child protection in emergencies at Unicef, said: In the Central African Republic, a girl who was a wife of Joseph Kony described to me the terror under which she lived.
She saw friends of hers trying to escape and they were brutally slaughtered in front of her as a deterrent to everyone else. Many of the girls have babies with them. The wife described situations where babies made too much noise and were hacked to death and served as a meal … What most people lose sight of is the need for these children to receive long-term support.Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on alphabetnyc.com Annual Report The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.
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Child Soldiers Worldwide. Human Rights Watch has documented the recruitment and use of children as soldiers. Today, child soldiers are fighting in at least 14 countries: Read more in our.
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Children’s Ombudsman Offices, also known in some jurisdictions as Office of the Child Advocate, have been established at the state level in order to assist in providing oversight of children’s services. Currently, approximately twenty-two states have established a Children’s Ombudsman/ Office.