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.
Around 37 per cent of Bangladeshi children below age five are registered, meaning another 10 million children do not exist on record.
The status of Bangladeshi children are still rooted in conservative social norms and practices that may contribute to critical rights violations.
The minimum age of criminal responsibility should be raised to at least 16, with a view of raising it further.