Control Small Arms
Join in efforts to control the spread of small arms and light weapons.
The increasing availability of small arms, which are
cheap, light, easy to carry, and readily obtainable, is considered
by many to be a major factor in the increasing use of younger and
younger children by armed groups. View a virtual exhibit on small arms at UNICEF. Visit two-three of the Web sites listed there.
Find out what limits your
country places on the sale and distribution of small arms. Then, write to your legislative representatives urging them to
work to limit the illegal weapons trade, particularly the trade
in small arms that can be used by child soldiers.
Felicity O. Yost. Source:
Marie, In the Shadow of the Lion, by Jerry Piasecki. ©
United Nations, 2001