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Child Soldiers

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Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Iran In today's world a growing national issue is the enlistment of child soldiers. Child Soldiers are children under the age of 18 forced against their will to take part in militia duties. Children who are trained as soldiers are robbed of their childhood; they are forced to take part in extremely brutal situation that no child should be involved with. Some children not used for fighting are used for cooks, porters, messengers and for sexual purposes or forced marriages. ...read more.


As one nation we have the power to help and prevent hundreds and thousands of children dieing around the world. Back in the 1980's child soldiers were first used during the Iran-Iraq war. Iran's law based on the Karanic law forbids the recruitment of children under 16 into the armed forces. A few years into the war Iran went against its own law, and in 1984 Iranian President Ali-Akabar Rafsanjni stated that all Iranians from the ages of 12 to 72 should volunteer for the Holy War. ...read more.


We feel that by the age 18 they are considered an adult and capable of making the choice of joining the militia. To ensure the law the UN can have random inspections of the armed forces and can request data on the demographics of their armed forces. Child Soldiers are a crucial situation among the world. With help from the UN we could protect theses children and stop the loss of thousands of youngsters forced to war. With thought and dedication we can work together to stop this proposition. These young children are the youth of the nation we need to address the issue before it's to late. ...read more.

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