Friday, September 22, 2023

Globally 36.5 million children are displaced, most since World War II

An unprecedented number of 36.5 million children were displaced by conflict, violence and other crises by the end of 2021, the highest number since World War II, according to the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF. The figure includes 13.7 million refugees and asylum-seeking children, and nearly 22.8 million children who are internally displaced due to conflict ... Read more

Children being used in political activities in Sylhet

The trend of using children in violent political programmes, like other hazardous jobs, is increasing alarmingly in the Sylhet city in violation of human and child rights charter. Article 6.7.4 of the National Children Policy 2011 stipulates that ‘The children cannot be used in the political activity, neither they could be lured and compelled to

HC bans domestic work by children

Dhaka: The High Court in a verdict on Tuesday prohibited the employment of children below 12 years as domestic help in the country. The HC also directed the government to recognise the domestic workers as workers under the Labour Law. It also asked the authorities concerned to provide facilities to the domestic workers,