The Rights Of The World Child Soldiers Essay

1118 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
War is easily one of the worst human activities, every year, approximately 70,000 people lose their lives to war (Schultz). So you would think that we would try to keep our children, the future of our civilization, as far away from war as possible. However, that is not the case, in many countries around the world child soldiers are still a major issue, one that needs to be stopped. According to UNICEF, there are currently approximately 300,000 child soldiers being used for things such as cooks, combatants, messengers, scouts and sex slaves worldwide in around 30 ongoing conflicts (UNICEF, “Factsheet”). The international practice of using child soldiers in armed conflicts should be abolished worldwide. War and militarized conflicts are far too dangerous for children to partake in. At their young age, many children are either forced to become soldiers or too immature to make the decision to become one. Furthermore, exposure to violent conflicts and crimes can be especially damaging to a child’s developing brain and personality.

War and militarized conflicts are far too dangerous for children to partake in. Many children die or retain serious injuries in wars. In the last 10 years, 2,000,000 children have died, and another 6,000,000 have been seriously injured (SOS Children’s Villages). War zones are dangerous for everyone, but children, who are likely weaker than their adult counterparts, are especially at risk of retaining a life changing or life ending wound. Statistics…

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