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Child Soldiers

– There are estimated to be 250,000 child soldiers in the world.

-40% of child soldiers are girls. They are used as wives (i.e. sex slaves) of the male combatants.

– Many rebel groups use child soldiers to fight the government, but some governments also use child soldiers in armed conflict.

– Not all children take part in active combat. Some are also used as porters, cooks, and spies.

– As part of their recruitment, children are sometimes forced to kill or maim a family member – thus breaking the bonds with their community and making it difficult for them to return home.

This content is cited from www.warchild.org/uk

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Sex Slave Abducted by Ugandan Warlords

“A 15-year-old girl abducted by child soldiers  in Uganda has spoken of how she was used as a sex slave for senior members of  warlord Joseph Kony’s army in a horrific eight-year-long ordeal.

Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army have  waged one of Africa’s darkest conflicts for the past 25 years – using an army of  abducted and brutalised children as sex slaves and to kill and maim tens of  thousands of people.

Grace Achan was one of 30 girls kidnapped  from St Mary’s Convent in Aboke, northern Uganda, in 1996 and taken to a Kony  resistance army camp in Sudan.”

Click the link below to watch an honest interview with Grace, the abducted young girl, and Kenneth Banya, her rapist.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191170/Joseph-Kony-Sex-slave-abducted-years-Ugandan-warlords-army.html

This article, written by Suzannah Hills, and video can be viewed at Daily Mail.

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Click on the picture to read a BBC article about this campaign.

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