Fight Like Soldiers
Die Like Children
Ethical Problems for the Peacekeepers
The idea of war involving children affects both the peacekeepers and the child soldiers. Upon meeting child soldiers, the peacekeepers are hesitant to kill the young, even if their life is at risk. This is because of the guilt being felt when putting a young one's life at risk. It would be still unclear for the human mind to think of this child not being innocent and willing to kill people. The peacekeepers are traumatized by the thought of this, causing psychological damage, or if faced with a child soldier, even death.
Children's Emotional State
From the start, children are fearful for going into war. When being taken into the military, they are still very innocent and unaware. In events of the kidnapping for war, children are usually taken away from their families and forced to do brutal acts to their own kind, so it makes the soldier "stronger" and less sensitive to killing others in the war. As soon as a child starts holding the gun and entering combat, it is stated that they feel fear, horror and excitement. As you can see, they are feeling, excitement which means the children are slowly getting less sensitive and not realizing as to what they're doing when killing another human. Their innocence is quickly being taken away, thus causing them to mature quicker, which will affect them their whole lives. They are psychologically growing faster and thinking more violently than they should
How Culture in Rwanda has Evolved
The culture in Rwanda is also very limited to safety. There is no form of communication to other people or emergencies, so many people do not help. The safety precautions in Rwanda are being degraded, and are not being seen as important in this country.
Overall, the culture in Rwanda has evolved in such a way that it endangers many children.