The children of war
Facts about child soldiers
-Over 2500,000 children under 18 fighting in wars
-Some are forced and some enter the army to help their families
-Girls as well as boys fight as children in wars
-Children are also used for suicide missions agents their own families
-Girl soldiers are often thought of as "sex slaves"
-Girls are highly valued by the military
-Children are exposed to exploded bombs,shells and grenades
-Most of the children lose their chances to get a job,an education and have a successful future
-Their are used by government and armed forces
-If they live they are rejected by their families and communities
-Girl soldiers are the hardest to rehabilitate after war is over
10 to 30% of girl children soldiers are used in the military for war use and other purposes. They are especially vulnerable to sexual violence.
Child soldiers are usually 18 or under,but are most of the time in Africa's case, 10 and under
The recruitment of child soldiers break seven human rights law. Children who commit war crimes are looked upon more easily and will usually just go to juvenile hall.