Roberto Cigna / Recruiting children to fight

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Roberto Cigna highlights the trend toward children serving as soldiers in armed conflicts across the globe in his illustration of a young girl–in play clothes and a camouflage hat–pointing a gun at a teddy bear.

Cigna notes that boys and girls as young as eight years old are being trained to serve as government forces and armed opposition groups in some countries.

His powerful illustration of a child firing a gun reminds us that children ought to be playing instead of fighting.

 

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