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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 double click to change this title text! They miss out on their right to education. They are abandoned and left to fendfor themselves on the street. They are recruited into armed forces. Children's Rights http://pixgood.com/poor-children.html The use of a child in war under 15 isconsidered awar crime. Yet, hundredsor thousands of childrenare being abducted from school, their homes,and public places They are robbed of their childhood and forced to go out in the streets and fight for thingsthey do not even have knowledge about. They are placed in combat situations, used as spies, messengers, porters, servants or to lay or clear landmines. Girlsin particular are at risk of rape and sexual abuse. Child Soldiers Juvenile Justice There are at least 2,500 people in the US serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for crimes committed when they were under 18 years old. The United States stands alone inthinking of children in this way. Thesechildren are still developing mentallyand physically and should not have to goto jail for life without parole for a crimethey committed when they were a child. Meggie HartmannCWI Bell B1 Right to Education Did You Know?Girls are more likely to be excluded fromschool than boys when there isnt enough money to go round. Sexual Exploitation Many young girls are discriminated against, especiallyin countries in the Middle East region. They cannot go to school, get a job, or even leave their homes by themselves. In Saudi Arabia, there is currently a lot of debateand rebellion about the women driving. Many younggirls are also sold into sex slavery at a young age,especially in Africa. Amnesty International Convention on the Rights of the Child This treaty was developedin 1990 in order to createequal rights for all childrenunder the age of 18. All of the nations under the UN have signed it, except theUS and Somalia. Across the world many children miss out on their education because:they are made to work, they are recruited into armed forces, their families do not have the meansto pay for schooling, discrimination and racism undermine their chance to receive aneducation, and they face violence as they pursue their education.
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