THE EFFECTS OF WAR ON CHILDREN

SHANIA MCLEAN

Basic outline:

During conflict, children and young people’s rights are violated on a massive scale; their rights to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, to live in dignity and be supported to develop to their full potential.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Interview: Tanveer

Interviewer: Hi tanveer how are you today?
Tanveer: good thanks
Interviewer: If you don't mind i would like to ask you a few questions today tanveer, it would help myself and many other people.
Tanveer: Well ok...
Interviewer: so let's get started, do you like where you live? how you live? and who you live with?
Tanveer: well my sister Shahana works very hard to keep us a house and as long as im with her i know that i'll be fine and we don't really get to choice where we live, because the big men on the bridge control that.
Interviewer: It seems you love your sister very much; do you rely on her to help with everything?
Tanveer: I try to help her whenever i can, i am learning how to sow so that i can make her work a lot easier and then we can get make more money by selling more stuff to Mr. Nadir.
Interviewer: so you do business with this man Mr. Nadir, do you two earn much money.
Tanveer: I think we earn enough money for food, to pay for our home and to buy the things we need, but after the big men on the bridge had a big fight shahana has had to work more and i think we have less money because latley we haven't been eating as much; sometimes i get really hungry but i try not to complain because i know that shahana is too.
Interviewer: And these big men on the bridge that you talk about, do you know what their job is, do you like them?
Tanveer: I don't hate them for what they did to my dad, because that would be disrespectful to him, instead i think about every day he was with me and my sister and not the days he is without, but i don't really think the big men are nice people they seem to be fighting all the time with the people on the opposite side of the bridge and a lot of people die because of them, my dad was just one of the unlucky ones; im not sure he enjoyed being alive; after my mum and brother died he changed a lot and didnt seem to be himslef anymore.
Interviewer:
You and your sister must be very stong people to stick together like this in such hard times. You are very lucky to have a girl like her.
Tanveer:
I love my sister very much and yes i am lucky to have her as my big sis.
Interviewer: Well i think we'll wrap it up there, thankyou very much for talking with me today, i hope i see you again soon.
Tanveer: That's alright i enjoyed seeing someone different in the village.
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