Discuss how childrens' rights denied throughout the world along with the general factors that cause or create such issues.
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In addition to the tragedy of child trafficking, in several African countries, namely Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda, Chad and the Congo, children have been forcibly drafted into armies at ages as young as 6 and forced to commit atrocities and genocide in order to keep themselves from being killed. The main culprit is a man named Joseph Kony, leader of the Lords Resistance Army. A group out of San Diego called Invisible Children works on rehabilitating those kids and providing early warning networks for villages in the LRA's path.
Another issue is the use of Child labor in foreign factories to allow large companies to maintain a higher profit margin. The children work in poor conditions and long hours to provide cheap labor for these companies.
I would say that the problem of human trafficking is a condition that denies children's rights throughout the world. The idea of children being tricked or coerced into practices that are unhealthy, unsafe, and detrimental is a reality that is present. This condition undermines and denies children's rights. The problem is significant for the United Nations to issue strict guidelines that define what human trafficking is and how it is interpreted to deny children's notions of rights. In the end, nations that fail to safeguard against the practice of human trafficking are ones that end up taking away from the human rights of children. Nations that are trapped in economic hardship, or people who are immersed in such challenges, end up embracing, consciously or not, the denial of children's rights. I think that there has to be some level of commitment from all nations to ensure that the practice of human trafficking, and in particuar the practice involving children, is to stop if we, as global citizens, can speak out in protecting children's rights.
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