#Children's Rights

Child soldiers are used in wars because there are adults out there who are to afraid to die that they use children to do their dirty work and this has to stop.

he military use of young children takes three distinct forms: children can take direct part in hostilities (child soldiers), or they can be used in support roles such as porters, spies, messengers, look outs, and sexual slaves; or they can be used for political advantage either as human shields or in propaganda.

Throughout history and in many cultures, children have been extensively involved in military campaigns even when such practices were supposedly against cultural morals.

Since the 1970s a number of international conventions have come into effect that try to limit the participation of children in armed conflicts, nevertheless the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers reports that the use of children in military forces, and the active participation of children in armed conflicts is widespread.

This is a petition to discontinue the recruitment of child soldiers.

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The Stop the recruitment of child soldiers petition to Marjorie.Murray@vufa.tdsb.on.ca was written by aaron and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.