Child protection

Building a stronger network of security

UNICEF Bangladesh operates on the basis of children's lifecycle, tracking their complex needs from their mother's womb to adolescence.

An innovative approach, it allows sectors such as Child Protection to converge with other UNICEF sectors for addressing common priorities while maintaining a similar pace.

Priorities for children vary depending on their age and are implemented in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh. Below are some of these priorities

Mussammat Rahmatunessa,28, stands in front of her house with the birth certificate of Mohammad Sinhad Hossain, her newborn baby who is just a few months old in Raipur village, East Birgao Union in Sunamganj on 5 March 2014.

Around 37 per cent of Bangladeshi children below age five are registered, meaning another 10 million children do not exist on record.

Children play outside their home that has been turned into a large dumpsite by waste from leather industries in Hazaribagh area near Buriganga river in Dhaka.

The status of Bangladeshi children are still rooted in conservative social norms and practices that may contribute to critical rights violations.

সমাজে শিক্ষার আলো আনবে শিশু

The minimum age of criminal responsibility should be raised to at least 16, with a view of raising it further.