Spotlight On Use Of Female Child Soldiers

Some subject have to be re-blogged

The Human Lens

When we talk about child soldiers usually the imagine that comes to mind is that of young and teenage boys that are forced to join armed conflicts by non-state parties and militant groups. Meanwhile, the experiences of girls victims are largely forgotten and overlooked – though UN data states that 40% of all child soldiers are girls.

The girl population in different countries where ongoing conflicts and militancy escalations are verified are equally affected and forced to undergo traumatic experiences either by direct participation and recruitment and or by witnessing first hand dangers of the armed conflict.

Female child soldiers have a distinct disadvantage in particularly after being recruited they continue to face gender inequality, discrimination, systematic sexual violence and rape.

The commodification of girl child soldiers continues in many conflicts- they are often treated as “sexual property” of the associated group that distribute them to militant fighters as “comfort…

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