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Ending the Use of Child Soldiers – South Sudan

Ending the Use of Child Soldiers – South Sudan

South Sudan, the world’s newest state, is one beset with problems and plagued by conflict. In the midst of this conflict are the child soldiers that have made up part of the armies and militias on both sides. War is always a tragedy but when it also involves the use of children as front line soldiers that conflict is particularly hard to comprehend. Continue Reading

Divided Generations: Ukraine’s Lost Children

Divided Generations: Ukraine’s Lost Children

Preview: Conflict can devastate a country. It will tear apart political institutions, social constructs and families themselves. Through civil wars these divisions can intensify as communities that were once neighbours are now split by nationalism, entrenched rivalries and prejudices and when these conflicts occur it is, more often than not, the children who are most… Continue Reading

Creativity and the Child

Creativity and the Child

Preview: Creativity is essential in the development of a society or a people. Creativity to show the absurdity in society, the cruelties and challenges people face; creativity to show the opportunities and freedoms we should be allowed and creativity to free children from the confines of whatever life they exist it in. Creativity is the… Continue Reading

Child Soldiers: Our Greatest Human Tragedy?

Child Soldiers: Our Greatest Human Tragedy?

There are many things that our global society must apologise for and that the world must seek to address and prevent from reoccurring; slavery, human tracking, mass murder. But amongst the cruelest acts inflicted by one human upon another is the removal of any childhood innocence by placing a gun in their hand. Continue Reading

About Peter Banham

Peter earned his MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security at Kings College London in 2015, following a BA in History and International Relations from Lancaster University. He has been the editor and a major contributor to A Little View of the World since 2012 where he has written on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.