Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Child Soldiers around the World

Around the world, children are singled out for recruitment by both armed forces and armed opposition groups, and exploited as combatants. Easily manipulated, children are sometimes coerced to commit grave atrocities, including rape and murder of civilians using assault rifles such as AK-47s and G4s. Some are forced to injure or kill members of their own families or other child soldiers. Others serve as porters, cooks, guards, messengers, spies, and sex slaves.

Read more about this horrible reality on Amnesty International

1 comment:

lina@women's perspectives said...

So sad to know this. I wonder if bright future is still there for them?