Terrorist organizations, like ISIS, Hamas and the Taliban have exploited children for years. This seminar takes a closer look at the different ways in which these groups recruit and deploy children.
Terrorist organizations like ISIS, Hamas and the Taliban have exploited children for years for tactical reasons. For terrorist groups, “grooming the next generation” is a priority to safeguard the longevity of the movement. Children in conflict zones are especially vulnerable because recruitment might literally be coming ‘from the inside of the house’ — members of their own family, and not strangers, who are brainwashing the youth to join a militant organization. This is a form of child exploitation and child abuse.
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