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Child Soldiers in South Sudan
How are child soldiers being recruited?
Child soldiers are being recruited by being taught with propaganda or even by force from the military group
What are child soldiers?
Each year, thousands of boys and girls are recruited into government forces or other groups every year to serve as combatants, cookers, messengers, and other roles. Many have joined because of the pressure of economic, social, or security purposes.
Why are child soldiers a bad thing?
Children's development and well-being are disrupted when they are recruited into military organisations. Witnessing killing, especially taking part in it, will be very harmful to children, who is still developing psychologically and emotionally.
Children exposed to long-term violence are also at risk for psycho-somatic symptoms such as insomnia and nightmares, as well as prone to addiction and aggressive behavior.
There has been an estimate of 300,000 child soldiers active in wars right now
Why are child soldiers used
They are used because they are easier manipulated and more compliant
Some military forces recruit children, as most of their existing soldiers are either injured/killed and are unable to fight, for example the Vietnam War
Our proposed topic is of Child soldiers in the South Sudanese war
We feel this is appropriate because this is a topic that affects people in the world right now. And child soldiers are the topic that people often ignore in a war, so we want to talk more about it in order to let more know about this problem.
We think the best resources on this will be case studies on child soldiers, current news on South Sudan, interviews from child soldiers in the war
We have considered including the following in our advertising campaign: A stop-motion video talking about child soldiers in the South Sudanese war, which could be linked to a QR code on the poster.
South Sudan child soldiers
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