World Vision Australia

Freda Chiu

Inspired by the experiences of former child soldier turned Australian lawyer, Deng Adut, my artwork aims to highlight the horrors faced by children in various parts of the world who are recruited to serve in armed conflict. “Child soldier” by definition,are any children under the age of eighteen who are used for military service by governments and armed groups – fighters, cooks, human shields, messengers, spies, suicide bombers, or for sexual purposes. Children are targeted because they are generally more easily manipulated and compliant. By raising awareness of this gross abuse of human rights, I hope that more action will be taken to end child recruitment throughout the world.