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Child Soldiers

  1. 1. CHILD SOLDIERS Spreading Awareness
  2. 2. <ul><li>The number of children under the age of 18 who have been coerced or induced to take up arms as child soldiers is generally thought to be in the range of 300,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Most soldiers under 15 are to be found in non-governmental military organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>The youngest child soldiers are about 7 years old. </li></ul>Vital Statistics
  3. 3. <ul><li>Between 2004 and 2008 these countries and territories in which children are known to have been used in hostilities include: </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Burma </li></ul><ul><li>Burundi </li></ul><ul><li>Central African Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Chad </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Cote d’Ivoire </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2001 and 2004, child soldiers were also used in: </li></ul><ul><li>Angola </li></ul><ul><li>Republic of Congo </li></ul><ul><li>Guinea </li></ul><ul><li>Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Occupied Palestinian Territories </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Yemen </li></ul>
  4. 4. Victoria Ivleva-Yorke “ Night commuters”
  5. 5. Serafima Sokolov “13 year old in trenches of Myanmar” Oil on canvas, 30&quot;x30&quot;
  6. 6. Child Soldier from the Congo 30&quot;x30&quot; acrylic and oil on canvas
  7. 7. “ Nazi youth” 10&quot;x10&quot; oil on canvas
  8. 8. Xinhua/Gamma “Hangzhou military cadets”
  9. 9. Fred Sexton “Child Soldier”
  11. 11. Eric Thibodeau “Forgive all child soldiers in Liberia”
  12. 12. Tiggy Ridley “young Militia fighters”
  13. 13. Eric Kanalstein
  14. 14. Eric Kanalstein
  15. 15. Patrick Smith
  16. 16. Vitali Maembe “Child Soldier”
  17. 17. Marcelo Salinas “ child soldier from the Autodefensas Unidas De Colombia” (United Self-Defense Groups of Colombia)
  18. 18. Unknown Child artist <ul><li>“ I Survived” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Unknown artist Boys and girls express their wish for peace in Colombia - Winning Entry
  20. 20. List of artwork <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>1. Dimitri Falk, “Child soldiers” – DRC 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Victoria Ivleva-Yorke, “Night commuter”, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Xinhua/Gamma, “Hangzhou military cadets” </li></ul><ul><li>4. Eric Thibodeau, “Forgive all child soldiers in Liberia”, date taken unknown </li></ul><ul><li>5. Tiggy Ridley, “Young militia fighters in the Deomcratic Republic of Congo”, August 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>6. Marcelo Salinas “child soldier from the Autodefensas Unidas De Colombia (United Self-Defense Groups of Colombia) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Eric Kanalstein, “Young boy smiling” </li></ul><ul><li>8 . Eric Kanalstein, “mother, child and gun” </li></ul><ul><li>Paintings </li></ul><ul><li>1. Serfima Sokolv, “fear and exhaustion” </li></ul><ul><li>2. Serfima Sokolv, “The painting is of a child soldier from Congo”, april 1, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Serfima Sokolv, “A Nazi youth”, January 26 th , 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Fred Sexton, Child Soldiers Africa: child 1, </li></ul><ul><li>5. Fred Sexton, Child Soldiers Africa: child 2, </li></ul><ul><li>6. Vitali Maembe, title unknown, date unknown </li></ul><ul><li>7. Patrick Smith, “title unknown” </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>1. Dario Alejandro Martinez, “Colombia Coalition”, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>1. Artist unknown child living in Uganda. “I Survived”, </li></ul>
  21. 21. Work Cited Page: From exhibit essay Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a speech to the Security Council “Liberia: Children affected by war” http://art-fire. deviantart .com/gallery/ Serafima Sokolov x http: //childsoldiersafrica .com/ xi xii BBC article &quot;Child Soldiers are a Time Bomb” http://news. bbc stm From extra credit paper: Mike Addelman, “Journalists put Russian press freedom under spotlight”, Feb 12, 2007 “Liberia: Children affected by war”