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Source: CDU, CSU,


Serious Form of child abuse fight in the world

The International day against the use of child soldiers on 12. February is also the global day of action “Red Hand”. In addition, the Chairman of the working group on human rights and humanitarian aid of the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag declared, Michael Brand:

“No girl and no Boy becomes a voluntary child soldier. To make children at the same time perpetrators and Victims, is an insidious Form of child abuse. The recruitment of children, with the aim of forcing them to participate in hostilities in armed conflict, must be combated consistently. The children must be allowed to ‘a life after’. Often children due to the high levels of poverty, Hunger and hopelessness seemingly voluntary armies or armed groups. An estimated 250,000 children worldwide are affected. The United Nations in the ‘list of shame’ 50 armies and armed groups, child soldiers, abuse.

To send children in mortal danger is a serious crime which goes hand in hand with human rights violations and the disregard for the human Dignity of the Youngest. The psychological consequences are devastating. The persons Concerned are deprived of the cruel manner of her Childhood. Often these children have never known anything else than war and violence. The mental scars you carry for a lifetime. Companies are influenced by these crimes and their consequences permanently.

To date, 168 States are the ‘optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of the child on the involvement of children in armed conflict’ joined. States that have not signed the additional Protocol and ratified, are encouraged to do so urgently.“

Background:On 12. February, the “Red-Hand-day remembered” in the world to the date of entry into force of the additional Protocol to the Convention on children’s rights in the year 2000. The red Hand is a clear no to the recruitment and use of child soldiers.


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