National campaign begins to stop violence against children

DHAKA, March 23, 2017 (BSS) - A national campaign to stop violence against children begun in the country today.

Chief Coordinator of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Md Abul Kalam Azad inaugurated the campaign as chief guest at a function at BRAC centre auditorium in the city.

The campaign with the theme "It takes me to end physical violence against children-at Home, School and Workplace" is jointly organized by National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh, Child Rights Advocacy Coalition (CRAC) in Bangladesh and World Vision Bangladesh (WVB).

National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh Chairman Kazi Rizaul Haque chaired the inaugural function while National Director of WVB Fred Witteveen, Member of National Human Rights Commission Md Nazrul Islam, Additional Secretary of Women and Child Affairs Ministry Md Mashuk Mia, Director of Bangladesh Child Rights Forum Abdus Shahid Mahmud, Director of WVB Sabiba Sultana Nupur and Director of Shishu Ghashful Forum Sayma Akther Dipty spoke on the occasion.

Abul Kalam Azad said the government would give more importance to the issues of violence against children to achieve the SDGs.

Violence against children must be stopped to achieve SDGs, he said, adding that monitoring on the issue would be strengthened to implement programmes under the SDGs project.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)