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Child soldier presentation

  1. 1. IF CHILDREN LIVE WITH CRITICISMTHEY LEARN TO CONDEMNIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH HOSTILITYTHEY LEARN TO FIGHTIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH RIDICULETHEY LEARN TO BE SHYIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH SHAMETHEY LEARN TO FEEL GUILTY
  2. 2. CHILD SOLDIERS IN LTTE PRESENTED BY FLT LT WPAH PERERA
  3. 3. PRESENTATION FLOW1. INTRODUCTION2. AIM3. ORIGIN OF CHILD CADRES4. KEY FACTORS TO BECOME A CHILD SOLDIER5. TRAINING AND LIFE OF CHILD SOLDIERS6. MEASURES TAKEN TO REHABILITATE AND STOP FURTHER RECRUITMENT7. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY8. RECOMMENDATIONS9. CONCLUSION
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. • A CHILD SOLDIER IS ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF18 ENGAGED IN DEADLY VIOLENCE OR COMBAT SUPPORT• THE USE OF CHILDREN IN COMBAT ACTIVITIES ISREVOLTING• RECRUITING AND MAINTAINING CHILDREN IS COSTEFFECTIVE • GROOMING CHILDREN INTO BECOMING SOLDIERS IS NOT DIFFICULT• DUE TO LESS EXPERIENCE, EMOTIONAL IMMATURITYAND HIGH IGNORANCE, THEY ARE HIGHLYVULNERABLE TO MANIPULATION
  6. 6. AIM
  7. 7. AIM OF THIS PRESENTATION IS TO GIVE ABRIEF IDEA ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF CHILDSOLDIERS, FACTORS EFFECTED FORCHILDREN TO JOIN LTTE, TRAINING LIFE,MEASURES TAKEN TO REHABILITATE,STOP FURTHER RECRUITMENT AND TODISCUSS THE RECOMMENDATIONS,RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE STUDY
  8. 8. ORIGIN OFCHILD CADRES
  9. 9. KEY FACTORS TO BECOME A CHILD SOLDIER
  10. 10. • SEPARATED FROM PARENTS DURINGDISPLACEMENT AND UNABLE TO TRACEPARENTS• PARENTS KILLED OR ONE IS REMAINING• PARENTS HAVE LOST THEIR LIMBS AND THEREARE NO BREAD WINNERS IN THE FAMILY• PARENTS ARE IN DETENTION ORIMPRISONMENT• ECONOMIC DISRUPTION DUE TO WAR,RESULTED IN STARVATION AND MALNUTRITION
  11. 11. • WITNESS TO DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES ANDMEANS OF LIVING• LACK OF INCOME GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES• DESTRUCTION OF EDUCATIONALINFRASTRUCTURE AND DEPRIVATION OFEDUCATION• LACK OF RECREATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENTFACILITIES• LACK OF VOCATIONAL OR OTHER SKILLDEVELOPMENT FACILITIES RESULTING INNO AMBITION• ARRANGE MARRIAGES
  12. 12. “About ten days before the day of themarriage,I started to plan to leave the house,I waited, Tried to convince my parents,they were very adamant and would notlisten to me. They never listened.The day before the marriage everything wasready. I ran away to escape a marriagewhich I did not like. I ended in LTTE” -A Girl Child Soldier
  13. 13. TRAINING AND LIFE OF CHILD SOLDIERS
  14. 14. A TRAINING DAY OF A CHILD SOLDIER0500-0600 HRS MORNING ABLUTIONS0600-0700 HRS PHYSICAL TRAINING0700-0800 HRS BREAKFAST0800-1200 HRS DEMANDING PHYSICAL EXERCISE1230-1330 HRS LUNCH1330-1600 HRS TRAINING ON SPECIAL SKILLS1600-1630 HRS TEA1630-1800 HRS PARADE1800-1830 HRS GATHER TO SAY OATH 2000 HRS SENT TO BED
  15. 15. MEASURES TAKEN TO REHABILITATEAND STOP FURTHER RECRUITMENT
  16. 16. • CHILD RIGHTS TRAINING• MONITORING AND PREVENTION OFVIOLATION OF CHILD RIGHTS• MICRO-CREDIT FACILITIES AND INCOME GENERATION• VOCATIONAL TRAINING• EDUCATION• HEALTH AND NUTRITION• PROVISION OF SOCIAL WORK• PROVISION OF PSYCHO-SOCIAL CARE
  17. 17. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
  18. 18. 1. 20% OF THE YOUNG COMBATANTSWERE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10-14DURING RECRUITMENT2. 60% OF THE DEAD LTTE FIGHTERSARE UNDER 18 AND ARE MOSTLYGIRLS AND BOYS AGED 10-163. MANY YOUNG FIGHTERS ALTHOUGHINSTRUCTED TO TAKE CYANIDECAPSULES DID NOT WANT TO DO SOBECAUSE THEY WANTED TO LIVE
  19. 19. 4. MANY YOUNG CHILDREN WERERECRUITED AGAINST THEIR WISHESAND MADE TO BELIEVE THAT THEYWERE FIGHTING FOR A CAUSE WHENIN FACT THEY DID NOT KNOWTHE REAL TRUTH5. CHILDREN SERVE LTTE INSUPPORTING ROLES AS COOKS(SPECIALLY GIRLS), MESSENGERS,SPIES AND AS SUICIDE BOMBERSAND ARE DEPRIVED OF THEIRRIGHT TO EDUCATION
  20. 20. RECOMMENDATIONS
  21. 21. • INTRODUCE PRINCIPLES RELATING TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN• MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO STRENGTHEN THE CHILD SECRETARIAT AND NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE MONITORING OF THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN• GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MEASURESAGAINST COMBAT VIOLENCE OF CHILDREN• IMPROVE HEALTH, EDUCATION, INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES IN EFFECTED AREAS• CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN IN RAISING AND STANDARDIZING THE AGE FOR CONTRACT MARRIAGES
  22. 22. CONCLUSION
  23. 23. IF CHILDREN LIVE WITH ENCOURAGEMENTTHEY LEARN CONFIDENCEIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH PRAISETHEY LEARN TO APPRECIATEIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH FAIRNESSTHEY LEARN JUSTICEIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH SECURITYTHEY LEARN TO HAVE FAITHIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH APPROVALTHEY LEARN TO LIKE THEMSELVESIF CHILDREN LIVE WITH ACCEPTANCETHEY LEARN TO FIND LOVE IN THE WORLD
  24. 24. Q&A

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