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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Child Soldiers

The use of child soldiers is one of the most obvious violations of the norms of international human rights. Child soldiers have been and continue to be subjected to horrible and inhuman acts of violence. Children continue to be exploited as child soldiers, and countless amount of girls are being subjected to rape and other forms sexual violence. A significant amount of these children can be found in Africa. This paper will discuss the recruitment and use of African children as soldiers, as well as the violation of their rights.

Presenter: Laurie Regna (Graduate Student)
Topic: Social Work
Location: 315 MetroCenter
Time: 6 pm (Session VI)