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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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Building a protective environment for children

 

Government commitment and capacity are crucial to promote and support policies that encourage the use of alternatives to deprivation of liberty. A proper approach to juvenile justice also requires that efforts be made to prevent children from coming into conflict with the law in the first place. This is work for the entire society, not just the government.

Legislation and enforcement of national laws should be revised to conform to international standards, with legislation enacted and enforced to prevent children from being deprived of their liberty when they have been victims of abuse and exploitation, were used by adults for criminal activities or have committed status offences or petty crimes. The death penalty for children should be abolished.

Attitudes, customs and practices need to be challenged as CCL are portrayed as ‘wicked’ or threatening and presumptions of character. The establishment of appropriate juvenile justice mechanisms can be difficult if public opinion favours tougher responses and harsher sentences.

Open discussion with the media can promote appropriate approaches to CCL, including probation and community service. Objective and responsible reporting of crimes committed by children and the abuses they face in contact with the law can increase public support for juvenile justice.

Children’s life skills, knowledge and participation CCL need to be informed about their rights. Preventive measures can improve children’s understanding of their responsibilities under the law and help them avoid conflict.

Capacity of families and communities need to be strengthened to enable community involvement in the process of restorative justice. Law enforcement officials should be familiar with constructive approaches that make it possible to avoid formal arrest and detention of CCL. Capacity and knowledge of juvenile judges, magistrates, social workers and police need to be strengthened and increased in the area of juvenile justice.

Essential services, including for prevention, recovery and reintegration services should be in place offering community based and family-focused assistance so that children can achieve rehabilitation and avoid repeat offences.

Monitoring, reporting and oversight are needed to determine the number of children in detention, the proportion of those awaiting trial and trends in sentencing. Monitoring can ensure that detention is neither illegal nor arbitrary, that children have access to all basic social services, and that they are not detained alongside adult prisoners and exposed to violence and abuse.

 

 

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