Stolen Innocence

Fearlessness and expendability account for the popularity of child soldiers, a form of human rights abuse which can only be stopped with a holistic approach.

Senator Roméo Dallaire
Published: Wednesday, 10/12/2005 12:00 am EDT

The childhood of approximately 300,000 children around the world has been hijacked by the barbaric practice of using children in deadly theatres of conflict. These children, all under 18 years of age, have become front-line troops, as part of armed groups and serve in capacities from carrying arms, to cooks to sex slaves.

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