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POST TIME: 26 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Steps to rehabilitate street children taken’
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

‘Steps to rehabilitate street children taken’

The government has taken various initiatives to rehabilitate the street children. After implementation the initiatives, they will not be considered as street children, said Aroma Dutta, Member of Parliament (MP) and Co-Chair of Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights. She said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given direction to the ministries concerned to work for stopping all kinds of exploitation on children as per SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Aroma was speaking as a chief guest at a report sharing session titled “Access to Justice of Children Victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation” and closing workshop of Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CCSEC) project, held at BRAC Centre Inn, in city’s Mohakhali area yesterday.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands, under the CCSEC Project in Bangladesh, organised the programme supported by The Delegation of the European

Union.  

Md Moinul Kabir, additional secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, said the government has taken various steps on access to justice of children victim of commercial sexual exploitation in the country.

In the prorgamme, speakers discussed about the access to justice of children victim of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking and suggested the solution of the problems.

Mahmudul Kabir, country director of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, chaired the programme while Audrey Maillot, Team Leader –Governance Delegation of the European Union in Bangladesh, advocate Md Tazul Islam, consultant of the research paper and Laila Jasmin Banu, programme manager, Governance and Human Rights were present during the season with among

others.

After ending of the programme, a cultural programme was also held while the Children’s of Sonar Bangla Children Home in Tangail performed.