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The Impact of War on Children: A Review of Progress since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children / Edition 1
     

The Impact of War on Children: A Review of Progress since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children / Edition 1

by Graca Machel
 

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ISBN-10: 1850654859

ISBN-13: 9781850654858

Pub. Date: 03/08/2002

Publisher: United Nations Publications

The impact of armed conflict on children is devastating and total. War wounds children's bodies and destroys their spirit. Using examples from around the world, this book analyses the special vulnerabilities of children when families and communities are torn apart, schools are destroyed and stability shattered. Children are routinely forced into active combat,

Overview

The impact of armed conflict on children is devastating and total. War wounds children's bodies and destroys their spirit. Using examples from around the world, this book analyses the special vulnerabilities of children when families and communities are torn apart, schools are destroyed and stability shattered. Children are routinely forced into active combat, sexually exploited and abandoned to malnutrition, starvation and disease. This book demonstrates how war's legacy of horror continues to affect children long after hostilities cease, especially through landmines and unexploded ordnance, the proliferation of small arms, the instability of refugee existence and the spread of HIV/AIDS. The toll demands an urgent response to protect children everywhere.

As author Graca Machel, an international advocate for children, notes in the preface, the impact of armed conflict on children is everyone's responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850654858
Publisher:
United Nations Publications
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxii
Editorial notexv
Chapter 1Wars against children1
Chapter 2Child soldiers7
Chapter 3Children forced to flee26
Chapter 4Children under siege from HIV/AIDS41
Chapter 5Ending sexual violence and exploitation54
Chapter 6The toll on children's health66
Chapter 7Promoting psychosocial recovery80
Chapter 8Education for survival and development92
Chapter 9Threats to life and limb: Landmines and unexploded ordnance105
Photo essay - War on children: A testimony112
Chapter 10Small arms, light weapons: Mass destruction119
Chapter 11Protecting children from sanctions130
Chapter 12Raising standards for child protection139
Chapter 13Women and the peace process151
Chapter 14Media and communications165
Chapter 15A children's agenda for peace and security173
Afterword187
Annex IGlossary of progress189
Annex IISummary of recommendations presented to the International Conference on War-affected Children194
Endnotes206
Abbreviations228

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