Peace in the Middle East

Today in school we held a conference between all of the students in order to try to find a path to peace in the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Many kids Israeli or Palestinian have been affected; some have died through this conflict. This was the reason that the teachers at my school decided that this would be a good project. We discussed many different subjects including the fate of Jerusalem, Water Systems, Settlements, Security, and Borders. Which one of these is truly the most crucial in the peace process? Could this be resolved by kids? What do you think?

Kids sentenced to life in prison in the USA.

Children Sentenced To Life>

In the USA thousands of kids who committed a crime under 18 have been sentence to a permanent stay in prison with no chance of getting out. They are usually sentenced around the age of 13-15. Should we let this happen? Is this right for the country to do? Should it be allowed?

Child Labor In Pakistan

In Pakistan, child labor is a common thing. They are forced by social and economical reasons to start working at young ages for low wages. They have to give up all of their dreams and hopes for a future and education to help support their family. Should they be allowed to forcefully be pushed into the working world? Is it right to take away their dreams?

Article from Hamari Web Pakistan Child Labor Article

Congo is forcibly recruiting children

Democratic Republic of Congo
The children are getting recruited forcefully in Congo. They are also imprisoning them and force them to do military training which is the only time they are allowed out. The army leaders are former rebel leaders. Is this right? What should be done?

Kenya accepts disclosure to children about HIV

Kenya supports disclosure

In Kenya there is a colossal amount of kids infected with HIV and they deserve to know. Kenya supports allowing them to know. This is crucial especially in Kenya with the overwhelming amount of infected people as it is better to accept and treat HIV when it is found earlier.

The Problems in Darfur Continue

Article On Civilian Attacks in Sudan
Conflicts in Darfur are still going on. Rebel and Government forces are attacking innocent people and the attacks are increasing. Friction between North, South and Liberation groups is increasing. Why hasn't the world intervened in these problems? What is the reason that this keeps going on? How can people just standby and watch this happen?
Here is a group of High Schoolers from New Jersey that are trying to make a change in Darfur.

Schools are being stuck in the middle of battlegrounds.

Schools as Battlegrounds Article
In countries that are having armed conflicts, kids and teachers are being threatened and killed constantly.A factor for this happening is that government forces are creating military bases in schools. Are the military bases safe? Can it be allowed to endanger innocent children for government interest?

Kabul: Activist and family killed at a Market

Market Attack Article
On Sunday, January 30th 2011 in Kabul the capital of Afghanistan there was a Taliban Suicide attack on a Market. Hamida Barmaki a lawyer and human rights activist along with her husband and four children died in the attack. Should you be killed for helping people? Were the Taliban attacking just to kill her?

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