How war severely violates the basic human rights of children

Authors

  • Hananeh Jamshid Department of International Law, Hamedan Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran

Keywords:

War Victims Aggression

Abstract

This article addresses the critical issue of violence against children, defined as a violation of their rights across interpersonal, community, societal, and global settings, encompassing both physical and psychological actions targeting them or their parents. Globally, WHO estimates that an unacceptably large number of children aged 2–17 years, experience physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect yearly. War stands out as a major contributor to the infringement of children’s fundamental human rights. Those in conflict zones undergo traumatic experiences, including the loss of family members, disruptions to social networks, displacement, and the denial of basic needs. The severe deprivation of essential resources and opportunities, coupled with the stress of warfare, poses a grave threat to the emotional and cognitive development of children, increasing the risk of physical and mental illnesses, disabilities, social problems, and intergenerational consequences. The article aims to draw attention to this issue and advocates for the development of appropriate academic and post-academic educational courses and training programs. This will better equip pediatricians and healthcare professionals to effectively combat violence against children in any context.  

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Published

2024-06-06

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Jamshid , H. (2024). How war severely violates the basic human rights of children. International Journal of Advanced Research in Humanities and Law, 1(2), 125–129. Retrieved from https://ijrelpub.com/index.php/pub/article/view/20

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