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Protecting children from recruitment highlighted in UN-backed theatre performance

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TheatreActors highlighted the serious issue of child recruitment during an open-air theatre performance in southern Kandahar province, raising awareness in the community about children’s rights.

The UNAMA-supported theatre production -- the third in a series of 10 events planned for Kandahar – was attended by several hundred people of various ages in the province’s Daman district.

Performed by members of the Kandahar Theater and Film Group, the show portrayed how recruiters for armed groups tempt children away from their family and friends, with tragic consequences, and highlighted the responsibilities of parents, elders and mullahs in protecting children.