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More girl conscripts in wars, UN says

Armies using them as sex slaves, front-line fighters. The world has seen an explosion in the use of conscripted girls in civil wars over the past decade, serving as sex slaves for commanders and as front-line fighters, according to a report released at the United Nations yesterday. The study, co-authored by researchers at the Montreal-based International Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, argues that governments in the Third World and aid agencies are failing to take into account the special problems of girls when they seek to demobilize child fighters in former war zones. “It is clear that women’s and girls’ labour in the fighting forces we studied was not incidental, but in most cases was the foundation upon which the fighting forces relied,” the report says. Full Story

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