Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.
There is now some new help in New Orleans for the victims of abduction and sex slavery and it's called the Eden House in Uptown.
When it comes to war in Syria the soldiers can comes as young as 4 years old, according to Fox News. A pint-sized four year old child soldier Jihadist is seen on video firing a deadly AK-47 “where Al Qaeda-linked Jihadists called him "one of the cubs of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” reported Fox News.
Two years ago, the documentary Chocolate's Child Slaves exposed the plight of youngsters forced to harvest the beans that make the chocolate we eat around the world. Many of the children made to work in the cocoa plantations in countries like Ivory Coast have never even tasted chocolate.
Nearly 150 years have passed since Congress ratified the 13th Amendment. Yet a modern form of slavery still plagues our nation and world.
Today, it is estimated that 21 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reuniting Colombia’s former child soldiers with their parents is a key challenge the country faces in helping children traumatised by the war to return to civilian life, according to the head of the government’s child protection agency.