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Donation by Sakib Al Hasan (On 27 June at Jamuna Future Park)

MOU for Banking of Street and Working Children's
(On 25 JuneMercantile Bank Ltd)

MOU for Banking of Street and Working Children's
(On 19 June at Pubali Bank)

MOU Sigining Between Aparajeyo-Bangladesh &INCLUDED Bangladesh

19th Founding Anniversary of Aparajeyo-Bangladesh

Community Actions for Child Protection from Violence”

My Caring Family is my First Right.

Children and Youth Congress Event- 2013

Aparajeyo’s Award giving Ceremony 2013 for Journalists.

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Improving Responses to Children in Contact with the Law (IRCCL)

 

In Bangladesh many children find themselves living and working on the streets. They have been forced onto the streets by family breakdown, abuse, severe poverty and displacement. Some work to support themselves, others to support their families. Their work is exploitative, hazardous and sometimes illegal. For example, 19.1% of Bangladesh’s .60 million street children reported being arrested by the police (ILO, 2003).

The project aims to protect the rights of children during arrest, detention and trial through the establishment of Child Welfare Desks in police stations and providing legal representation. Besides, it works on diverting children away from arrest, detention and imprisonment, where it regards to the best interests of the child, and promotes rehabilitation through formation of Child Welfare Committees and establishing a bail supervision and support scheme. Furthermore, it conducts lobby and advocacy with the government for the reformation of juvenile justice system and the replication of models of good practice throughout the country. The project operates through one 24-hours shelter home located at Dhaka city. The children rescued and referred to the centre are provided safe shelter, psychological support, nutritious food, education & recreational support. It also provides capacity building and vocational training followed by job placement or family re-unification of children.

Target group are

1. Children 8-18 years who are in contact/conflict with the law.

2. Children who are incarcerated but victims of circumstance.

3. Disadvantaged children who have no means of legal representation.

 

 

 

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