If you've never heard a website called Top Documentary Films, you must check them out like right now! I spent a huge amount of my time watching docs from that website. Fuck the rom-com, the thriller, the drama, these are real stuff. They always got me in tears. And sometimes ago i watched War/Dance and Invisible Child. I'm lost for words to tell you how they made me feel. Absurd. They creeped my soul away.
Children have the right to grow up in an environment in which they are enabled to reach their full potential in life. And it’s the duty of parents, other caregivers and family members, communities, civil society and governments to ensure that these rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
Meanwhile the armed conflict has affected the lives of millions of civilians around the world. And children are the most vulnerable one during the conflict. Millions of children are injured, homeless, lost education, or orphaned by war. They may be refugees, internally displaced or migrants.
In war-ravaged lands where schools have been closed, fields destroyed, and relatives arrested or killed, many children voluntary and involuntary becoming a child soldier, forced labor and trafficking for sexual slavery. Those options are more attractive alternative than staying home alone and afraid. Furthermore, they earn money by being a soldier, labour, etc. Those child become the way they are simply to survive.
They are children; no matter where they come from, whoever they are, and without exception.
They do not bear any responsibility for the bombs and bullets, the violence, or the country’s politic situation. But they are, however, always the first to be affected by war and conflict. This needs to stop.
It’s not their responsibility; it’s us that made it happen in the first place.
Children have enormous energy, high curiosity, a great willingness to learn and an innate sense of justice. Given the opportunity, children are the doctors, teachers, inventors and leaders of tomorrow. It wasn’t without a reason why children are called the world’s future.
If only they have the chance to learn and grow, and to develop their potential, they can be a source of stability and economic progress. Girls and boys should be encouraged and supported to speak up for children's rights and to take an active role in their own protection against abuse, violence, exploitation and discrimination.
The children are willing to be exploited and not being in school, because the school doesn't give them money. So instead of lecturing them about biology, mathematics, physics, etc which i think is important, but less suitable to their situation, i think it will be better if we offer the children something else like, SPORT! (also really inspired by Invictus, how a diverse country can be united in the name of sport), music, art, etc to improve their soft-skill. Or also vocational trainings like sewing, carpentry, etc so they can earn money from that.
Children are the ones who are very vital for deciding how the world is going to be after some years. So if one can do some good in the life of a child then there can be change, at least a slightest change, in the world to come. And if more people have the same awareness and the same vision about this then we can hope of a better future ahead.
Ps : Dear position paper, working paper, and draft resolution, i love u all :)