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Unformatted text preview: soldiers, it is clear that they are located all over the world where ever there is armed conflict. Most child soldiers join voluntarily such as in extreme social and economic pressure joining a military group may be the only way to ensure food and security. Also joining may be the only means of survival when family structures are ravaged by armed conflict. In other cases child soldiers may even join lost loved ones, or for social recognition. However a child soldier can refer to a boy of girl, as girl soldiers often join to escape forced marriages, or simply to get away from abuse. The only problem with a girl solider is that they will often join to run away from abuse only to abused even more when in the armed forces. Girls often face sexual or physical LaMontagne 2 abuse and forced labor, as girl soldiers they are often forced into later marriages for the boys in their later years of childhood....
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- Spring '08