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Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone<br />
Sierra Leone is a country on the coast of West Africa. <br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/pho...
Despite being full of diamonds, the average wage of a person in Sierra Leone is $0.20.<br />Image used under a  CC license...
Discontentment creates rebellion. <br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/furryscalyman/113...
The Revolutionary United Front was created in 1991. <br /> Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photo...
The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is about 26 years.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr....
Weapons today are so light that even children can use them.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com...
Cheap Labor <br />Image used under a  CC license from <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/neogabox/2996150438/<br />
Kidnapped.<br />Image used under a  CC license from <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannisag/3091432396/<br />
But they also volunteer…<br />Image used under a  CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rg-b/3464493557/<br />
Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/23056599@N00/98795072/<br />
Unfortunately, they were in for a nasty surprise.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/to...
Drugs<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixe/2822032314/<br />
Abuse<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/macnolete/2599959533/<br />
 Mutilation<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/xclockwise/520742585/<br />
Violence<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarleton/12287015/<br />
Haunted<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/2867780491/<br />
Their lives are not made easier by the obstacles they encounter once they leave the army.<br />Image used under a  CC lice...
Love is hard to attain for the veteran children.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k...
These scarred children will often turn violent.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmfe...
It is hard to find a job when all you have known is killing.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.co...
Education<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lel4nd/3838634535/<br />
Addiction<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/4055663649/<br />
Doctors are scarce.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/esaldivar/2026486472/<br />
There is hope.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikari27/4158063812/sizes/o/<br />
Amnesty International<br />The United Nations <br />The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers <br />Image used under...
Food<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/387755335/<br />
Therapy<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellysblogger/2440410866/<br />
Education<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/47169667/<br />
Vocational Training<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/buhugu/2478112530/<br />
But they’re still trapped…<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/restless_mind/865221336/<...
These many of these children kill before they are even able to ride a bike. <br />Image used under a  CC license from http...
They have killed friends and family.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/321...
They are stuck with disabilities for the rest of their lives.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.c...
It is an endless and vicious cycle.,<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightplay/40463...
Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyanna/2809325401/<br />
It is not their war.<br />Image used under a  CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/3027390989/<br />
Bibliography<br />Acosta, Yvonne. “Face to face with former child soldiers--and hope: Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas v...
Bibliography part 2<br />“International Efforts Still Failing Child Soldiers [press release].” Africa News Service 20 May ...
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  1. 1. Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone<br />
  2. 2. Sierra Leone is a country on the coast of West Africa. <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamcohn/3457201916/<br />
  3. 3. Despite being full of diamonds, the average wage of a person in Sierra Leone is $0.20.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/8954116/<br />
  4. 4. Discontentment creates rebellion. <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/furryscalyman/1132299063/sizes/o/<br />
  5. 5. The Revolutionary United Front was created in 1991. <br /> Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdptcar/949798984/<br />
  6. 6. The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is about 26 years.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/2592160631/ <br />
  7. 7. Weapons today are so light that even children can use them.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/zomgitsbrian/3590665627/<br />
  8. 8. Cheap Labor <br />Image used under a CC license from <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/neogabox/2996150438/<br />
  9. 9. Kidnapped.<br />Image used under a CC license from <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannisag/3091432396/<br />
  10. 10. But they also volunteer…<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rg-b/3464493557/<br />
  11. 11. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/23056599@N00/98795072/<br />
  12. 12. Unfortunately, they were in for a nasty surprise.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/toby_d1/2902863846/<br />
  13. 13. Drugs<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixe/2822032314/<br />
  14. 14. Abuse<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/macnolete/2599959533/<br />
  15. 15. Mutilation<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/xclockwise/520742585/<br />
  16. 16. Violence<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarleton/12287015/<br />
  17. 17. Haunted<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/2867780491/<br />
  18. 18. Their lives are not made easier by the obstacles they encounter once they leave the army.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/denismessie/2711216214/<br />
  19. 19. Love is hard to attain for the veteran children.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/4110421350/<br />
  20. 20. These scarred children will often turn violent.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmferraz/2288063570/<br />
  21. 21. It is hard to find a job when all you have known is killing.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliverlavery/126744877/<br />
  22. 22. Education<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lel4nd/3838634535/<br />
  23. 23. Addiction<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/4055663649/<br />
  24. 24. Doctors are scarce.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/esaldivar/2026486472/<br />
  25. 25. There is hope.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikari27/4158063812/sizes/o/<br />
  26. 26. Amnesty International<br />The United Nations <br />The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/juberphoto/3191461515/<br />
  27. 27. Food<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/387755335/<br />
  28. 28. Therapy<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellysblogger/2440410866/<br />
  29. 29. Education<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/47169667/<br />
  30. 30. Vocational Training<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/buhugu/2478112530/<br />
  31. 31. But they’re still trapped…<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/restless_mind/865221336/<br />
  32. 32. These many of these children kill before they are even able to ride a bike. <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidewalk_flying/3533042414/<br />
  33. 33. They have killed friends and family.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3212680093/<br />
  34. 34. They are stuck with disabilities for the rest of their lives.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodiatrust/857149511/<br />
  35. 35. It is an endless and vicious cycle.,<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightplay/4046350283/<br />
  36. 36. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyanna/2809325401/<br />
  37. 37. It is not their war.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/3027390989/<br />
  38. 38. Bibliography<br />Acosta, Yvonne. “Face to face with former child soldiers--and hope: Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas visits Sierra Leone.” UN Chronicle 1 July 2003: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T003&searchId=R13&docId=A105657557&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=2&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C29%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchild+Soldiers%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A105657557&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />Cohn, Ilene. “The protection of children and the quest for truth and justice in Sierra Leone.” Journal of International Affairs 22 Sept. 2001: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T002&searchId=R12&docId=A79830566&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C38%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Ccrimes+Against+Humanity%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A79830566&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />“Court convicts over child soldiers.” New Internationalist 1 Sept. 2007: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T003&searchId=R13&docId=A169468123&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C29%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchild+Soldiers%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A169468123&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />Herbert, Wray. “The Children of War.” U.S. News & World Report 20 Dec. 2004: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 23 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=GREF&sort=Relevance&tabID=T006&c=FT&searchId=R7&docId=CP3208510087&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29G1030%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A126091948&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />
  39. 39. Bibliography part 2<br />“International Efforts Still Failing Child Soldiers [press release].” Africa News Service 20 May 2008: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 23 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=GREF&sort=Relevance&tabID=T006&c=FT&searchId=R7&docId=CP3208510086&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=4&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29G1030%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A179218351&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />Lyon, Alynna J. “History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide.” Global Issues in Context. Gale, 2002. Web. 23 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=EBKS&sort=Relevance&tabID=T001&searchId=R7&docId=CX3410600139&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29G1030%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=CX3410600139&docType=EBKS&gt;.<br />Onishi, Norimitsu. “Children of war in Sierra Leone try to start over.” The New York Times 9 May 2002: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T004&searchId=R13&docId=A85589734&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C29%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchild+Soldiers%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A85589734&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />Peddle, Nancy. “National Kids in Distress project.(aid project for Sierra Leone’ youth).” UN Chronicle 22 Mar. 1998: n. pag. Abstract. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T003&searchId=R9&docId=A54259230&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C44%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchildhood+Stress+%28Psychology%29%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A54259230&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />Peters, Krijn, and Paul Richards. “’Why we fight’: voices of youth combatants in Sierra Leone. (includes interviews with combatants).” Africa 22 Mar. 1998: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T002&searchId=R13&docId=A21115291&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29&gt;.<br />Rutsch, Horst. “First Child Soldiers Released.(Sierra Leone)(Brief Article).” UN Chronicle 22 July 2000G: n. pag. Abstract. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T003&searchId=R13&docId=A66579852&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=3&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C29%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchild+Soldiers%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A66579852&docType=IAC&gt;.<br />
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