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Facts and Figures Over 50 countries participating in the use of child soldiers 200,000- 300,000 children under the age of 18 Children start as soon as they can hold a gun Most soldiers under 15 are to be found in non-governmental military organizations. Most child soldiers under 18 have been recruited into Governmental armed forces.
Joseph Kony Been in power for many years Holy Spirit Movement Claimed to be Lakwena’s cousin Created the Lords Resistance Army
Lords Resistance Army (LRA) 1986 Ten Commandments Lost support Abduction of children Guerilla war Torture
Causes- Political Joseph Kony Spread idea Lack of knowledge of the topic
Solutions? Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child United Nation Security Council Added Protocol to the Geneva Convention “The current child who are in the LRA and act as soldiers are going to the ones to raise the next generation of children. If they are disabled and/or shocked from their childhood, they are not going to properly raise their kids. This will create an endless cycle of internal strife among Ugandans.” Red Hand Day Feb. 12- day dedicated to draw attention the use of children in war
Invisible Children Founded by student who traveled to Africa Saw the horrors that were happening Raise money and hold different fundraisers
Best Solution There is no direct solution Help Invisible Children