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Armed conflicts in Afghanistan
For many decades Afghanistan has remained mired in conflicts. Though the support of the US government Afghanistan is fighting various rebel groups and movement like
Shi’ite Resistance Groups
Some of the factors that make people fight in Afghanistan include false religious teaching that make Muslims more of radicals. There are multiple resistance groups that fight against the state government such as Taliban, Islamic radicalisms and Islamic state as they all seek diverse goals such as overthrowing the government and making Afghanistan a pure Islamic state.
Reasons for armed wars in Afghanistan
There are multiple resistant movements in Afghanistan’s which tend to force the ruling government to hear their voices. Some of the demands of these movement include;
Resistance against US invasion
Fight for the natural resources
Struggle for leadership positions
Repressions by the military regimes
Poor political environment
Fight to support the communist government as seen in soviet army invasion
Most youths regard US invasion as a form or neo-colonialism propelling their rebellion against its support to the government. Natural resources and leadership positions are scare coupled with poor government polices which make people fight for these few leadership post and scare resources.
Impacts of Afghanistan wars on the youths
Dreadful impact of Afghanistan wars on youths
Lack of employment
Poverty among youths
Depressions and anxieties
Rapes and early unwanted pregnancies among ladies (Peter W. Singer, 2016)
Deaths and rapes are obvious outcomes of battles which lead to stress and anxieties on youth and family member who loose their loved ones. School dropout contribute to early pregnancies and high levels of poverty. Leading to depressions and desperations among youths.
Afghanistan youth involvement in armed fights
Practice of young soldiers is widely practiced in Afghanistan for various reasons
They are poor
As a sign of faith in their religion
Force recruitment into agencies like Taliban
Low level or education(Peter W. Singer, 2016)
To perpetuate atrocities which adults shy away from
In most case youth are kidnapped and forced to join army or resistant movements. They are forced into acts of terror attacks, mass killing and evils that adults would not imagine themselves doing. A sign of loyalty to falsified Islamic religious teaching the youth are lured to join the resistance movements. Low levels of education among youth deny them ability to make insightful decisions.
Creating a brighter future fir youths in Afghanistan
To create a better future for youths in Afghanistan several measures need to be taken
Recognizing that youths have skill, zeal and potential to be productive(“Poverty Reduction Policy and Youth Unemployment in Afghanistan,” 2017)
Creating right infrastructure to utilize their talents
Creation of more economic opportunities
Sharing their knowledge and experiences
Revolutionizing radical Islamic beliefs
Youth should be used in productive ventures. The youths should be regarded as an asset and be involved in right education while government should create employment orpptunities to alienate cases of poverty among youths as it is the main reason that lure them to join resistance movements.
It is critical for the youth to be used in the right way as they are main turning points of government and economies. World states should take the challenges facing Afghanistan youths as their own burden and make contributions towards ceasing their involvement in wars and effects of such wars of the youths.
Peter W. Singer. (2016, July 28). Young Soldiers Used in Conflicts Around the World. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/on-the-record/young-soldiers-used-in-conflicts-around-the-world/
Poverty Reduction Policy and Youth Unemployment in Afghanistan. (2017, August 9). Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319006791_Poverty_Reduction_Policy_and_Youth_Unemployment_in_Afghanistan